Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

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Contact Person: 
Rosemarie P. Holandes

Diabetes is a global concern that cuts across geographical boundaries regardless of race, sex, status and age. Diabetes and its complications impose a heavy burden to the individual, his family and society in general. Some of its serious effects are disability, poor quality of life and premature death. These impact not only on health care cost but more significantly on national growth and development.

GOAL

To reduce morbidity, mortality and disability rates due to chronic lifestyle related non-communicable diseases through an integrated and comprehensive program on the prevention and control of lifestyle related diseases.

OBJECTIVES

1.     To develop and promote an integrated and comprehensive program on the prevention and control of lifestyle related diseases in the country.

2.     To engage all province-wide or city-wide health systems to adopt an integrated and comprehensive program on the prevention and control of lifestyle related diseases.

3.     To achieve improvement in the following key performance indicators from 2011-2016.

INTERVENTIONS / STRATEGIES IMPLEMENTED BY DOH

The action framework has seven (7) action areas as follows: (1) Environmental Interventions (2) Lifestyle interventions (3) Clinical interventions (4) Advocacy (5) Research, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation (6) Networking and coalition building (7) Health system strengthening

STATUS IMPLEMENTATION/ ACCOMPLISHMENT

·        Policy/standard/ Guidelines Development

Development of clinical practice guidelines on diabetes and other NCDs are on-going

·        Promotion and Advocacy

Conduct of healthy lifestyle to the MAX campaign- this advocacy focuses on clear health priorities such as consumption of healthy diet, promoting physical activity, curbing the use of tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs, proper weight and stress management, early detection and control of hypertension.

·        Coalition Building

Also known as healthy lifestyle coalition, the DOH encourages the fast food establishments to offer healthier food choices by reducing the fat, sugar and salt content as well as trans-fatty acids in the food they serve.

·        Future Plan/ Action

ØPrinting and dissemination of clinical practice guidelines on diabetes- Orientation/forum will be conducted among NCD coordinators in CHDs and hospitals to discuss details of the CPG. Experts from diabetes societies will be invited as speakers.

ØContinue conduct of promotion and advocacy activities and partnership with specialty societies and other stakeholders on NCD prevention and control including diabetes.

ØEnsure implementation of diabetes registry

ØTogether with National Center for Health Promotion and other experts on diabetes, develop various information-education materials on the prevention and management o diabetes for dissemination to various clients.