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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Diabeticare Center, the first diabetic care center in Cebu

According to the International Diabetes Foundation, 4.3 million Filipinos have type 2 Diabetes and 6.2 million have Impaired Glucose Tolerance (Prediabetics). A good number are undiagnosed. With these figures in mind, not only diabetes management is important. Empowerment through education is likewise necessary.

A diabetes care center in Cebu, it's first, is having education has education has it's advocacy realizing its importance. The diabetic care center is named Diabeticare Center headed by Dr. Marissa Bravo-Garcia, a diabetologist who is very passionate about diabetes awareness making it her personal advocacy.

Doc Marissa is an active staff member practicing as a Diabetologist at the Perpetual Succour Hospital who had her Clinical Fellowship in Diabetes at the Capitol Medical center under the guidance of two renowned Diabetologist in the person of Drs. Ricardo Fernando and Rima Tan.

Talking to Doc Marissa, you can tell how dedicated she is in her mission of diabetes prevention. This dedication translates to how her Diabeticare Center works.
Dr. Marissa Bravo-Garcia talking to some bloggers about diabetes
Diabeticare Center offers not just Diabetes Consultation services but also Diet Counseling with an in-house registered nutritionist dietitian. The center also has screening and monitoring services with Capillary blood sugar testing and Point-of-care HbA1c testing. The center also can also make it easy for you to secure nutritional formulas, insulins and glucometers among others for your use. Doc Marissa is very willing and has in fact, done family risk assessment and education to some of her patients' families. She is going beyond the call of duty in extending her hand to call center companies by offering to conduct diabetic lectures or caravans recognizing the high risk for diabetes among the said group due to potential risky lifestyle practices and diet.
Point-pf-care HbA1c tesing

Doctor's desk

Dietitian's desk

The center itself has a very cool, cozy atmosphere which provides a relaxing, nonthreatening environment for patients seeking consult. It has a comfortable sofa set with television set showing cable TV programs, a computer and wifi connection.

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Visit them at the 2nd floor, The Premiere Business Loft, D. Jakosalem nearly across Indiana Condotel (which lies at the corner of Ranudo and Jakosalem Streets.) with telephone number 032-2541378 and these clinic hours:

  • Monday to Friday  from 1 PM to 6PM
  • Saturdays from 9 AM to 2 PM.

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