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International Diabetes Federation gives grant to Philippine diabetes education program
Date:5/7/2008

This release is available in Spanish and Chinese.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) BRIDGES translational research grant program will fund a pilot study in the Philippines that will offer culturally appropriate and improved diabetes care in rural communities using local health workers.

The community-based study, Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSME), will help Filipinos with diabetes to acquire the knowledge, self-care practices, and attitudes required for the effective management of their diabetes. The Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism of the University of the Philippines - the Philippine General Hospital will launch the pilot study in San Juan, Batangas, Philippines.

The IDF BRIDGES Research Grant will be instrumental in making this ambitious community-based diabetes program a reality. This pilot study is part of a long-term, self-sustaining, comprehensive diabetes program which aims at reducing the burden of diabetes and aspires to be a model of community diabetes care throughout the country, ultimately attenuating disparities in health outcomes for underserved Filipinos in the rural community, said Dr. Gregory A. Ardena, study co-investigator.

The Federation, through BRIDGES, is committed to converting research findings into useful practices for the provision of quality care and services delivered by healthcare providers. The diabetes education program in the Philippines, along with the 10 other selected translational research projects, was chosen because of its innovative idea, demonstration of the potential for health care cost savings, sustainability plans and the opportunity for its results to be widely replicated in other settings.

The education program will offer culturally-appropriate, comprehensive diabetes education by using locally adapted educational materials, with the support of Barangay Health Workers (BHW) as health educators. The pilot study is part of a long-term, self-sustaining diabetes program which aims at reducing the burden of diabetes by improving self-care and behaviour.

The Filipino Diabetes Self-Management Program goes to the heart of what the International Diabetes Federation BRIDGES program aims to achieve, said Linda Siminerio, Chair of the IDF BRIDGES Review Committee. This program has the potential to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and increase diabetes knowledge among the Barangay Health Workers who will now have the capacity to support quality care.


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Contact: Kerrita McClaughlyn
kerrita.mcclaughlyn@idf.org
32-487-530-625
International Diabetes Federation
Source:Eurekalert

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