F Diabetes Information Team

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Diabetes Free Clinic was created as part of Diabetes Information Team advocacy to provide easy access for free consultation, medications and information among diabetics especially the poor who cannot afford to go to private doctors for check-up and follow-up consultations. It also offers free blood sugar monitoring and free sample medications among its patients.

The free clinic is held every last Sunday of the month at Bishop Manuel Yap Memorial Hall in Sacred Heart (Lupit) Church. The last clinic consultation was last November 30, 2014 and will resume March 2015.

Monday, September 29, 2014

As part of DITs goal of putting diabetes awareness on the spotlight, we are hosting yearly Funrobics competition as part of Negros Sugar Summit during Bacolod Diabetes Awareness Week. We share the vision of Diabetes Philippines of a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens and we are taking this pro-active role to bring change to the future.

Funrobics is an aerobic dancing competition among different barangays of Bacolod City, organizations and the nearby municipalities. All participants and supporters gathered at the Bacolod Bay Center Gym after a morning walk to witness the different aerobic dance presentation.

The event was in cooperation with Philippine College of Chest Physicians Bacolod Chapter that hosted the Lakad Lung and Poster Making Contest prior to the Funrobics competition.

This years event started with an opening prayer in a contemporary dance interpretation followed by a very stimulating dance aerobics that promotes an active and healthy lifestyle of all the guests and participants and joined by the Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentebella on the dance floor.

The participants and guests were then welcomed to the event by the founder and chairman of Diabetes Information Team, Dr. Angel Araneta.

After the reading of rules and guidelines of the competition, the panel of judges were introduced and the the competition started.

Funrobics utilizes aerobic movement pattern sequences throughout the routine that is divided into three parts namely warm-up, main aerobic routine and cool down. Each routine run about 5-10mins and the participating team chooses their own concept and music to make their aerobic dance workout fun and exciting. Here are some scenes during the Funrobics competition.

All the teams and participants were able to showcase their talent and prove that age and diabetes is never a hindrance in having a fun and active lifestyle. And after 5 hours of non-stop dancing, the judges were able to come up with the winners.

It was indeed a day filled with fun and exciting activities for all the participants, diabetic patients, doctors, and pharmaceutical companies. DITs advocacy continues as Diabetes should not hinder a person from living an active and happy life. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Started in 1997 by Dr. Angel Araneta, the Diabetes Information Team (DIT) was created in response to the growing concerns about the rising health threats that diabetes poses seeking to empower the public through right information. Since its foundation, the DIT holds a yearly Diabetes Family Day for its patients and members as a day of camaraderie, fun & games and learning opportunities.

The campaign features a week-long celebration during Bacolod Diabetes Awareness Week eas part of Negros Sugar Summit. Blessed with a perfectly fine weather the event started with an early morning walk around the grounds of Sacred Heart (Lupit) church participated by the patients and their families. Those who get to complete the 5 rounds of walkathon gets prizes and freebies.

It was then followed by a fellowship breakfast at Bishop Manuel Yap Memorial Hall.

A Diabetes forum that featured a 6- mini lecture series on Diabetes Education and Prevention lectured by our Pharma friends was made interactive by involving the participants through recitation and giving of prizes.

A variety of games and raffles were also prepared that definitely put some smile on everyone's face.

Not only that everyone had a lot of fun, laughs and good time in this years Diabetes Family Day Celebration but everybody came home with more knowledge on diabetes as well as information on prevention and management. Big thanks to all the Doctors and members of DIT and to our beloved sponsors who made this event possible and continue to work together for Diabetes prevention.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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July 27, 2014- National Diabetes Awareness Week Diabetes Family Day

August 2, 2014- 7th Negros Sugar Summit 2014
    Lakat Sikat

August 30, 2014- PHA Neg Occ Chapter "Hypertension Peak"

August 31, 2014 - Diabetes Free Clinic & Meeting 

September 28, 2014 - Diabetes Free Clinic

October 26, 2014- Diabetes Free Clinic

November 14-16- 29th Diabetes Philippines Annual Convention
    "Mastering Basic Daibetology, Improving outcomes, Bringing the basics to the clinics"
    Edsa Shangrila, Manila

November 20, 2014- Basic Diabetes Training Course
    Dr. Angel Araneta L'fisher Hotel, Bacolod City 

November 30, 2014 - Diabetes Free Clinic

December 6, 2014 - DIT Christmas Party

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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In its continuous campaign to draw attention to issues of great importance to diabetes, the Diabetes Information Team together with the Negros Women for Tomorrow foundation and Bacolod City Health Office will be celebrating the National Diabetes Awareness Week this July 27 to August 2, 2014.

Join the team as we walk, dance and have fun to celebrate diabetes awareness and advocacy with a theme entitled, "I CHOOSE TO BE SUGAR-FREE" which gives emphasis to the individual's determination in his battle against this lifestyle disease.

This yearly event will commence on Sunday, July 27, 2014 as we celebrate Family Fun Day at the Lupit Church grounds. There will be games, mini-lectures, snacks, raffle & prizes and a lot of freebies for our diabetic patients and their families. The week-long celebration will culminate on August 2, 2014 in its grand celebration, the Negros Sugar Summit which is already running on its 7th year. The grand event will start with a morning walk, Lakat Sikat and followed by Funrobics competition at the Bacolod Bay Center.

Here is the complete listing of the activities and schedule.

July 27, 2014 : FAMILY FUN DAY
Venue: Lupit Church Grounds

7:00 AM- Walk with Mary
7:45 AM- Warm Down
8:00 AM- Diabetes Lectures Showdown
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Complications of Diabetes
  • TB in Diabetes
  • Proper care and nutrition
  • How to administer Insulin
  • COPD cessation
9:30 AM- Games
10:00 AM - Announcement of Winners
                 - Raffle Draw

Healthy snacks will be served
3 Glucometers & T-shirts will be raffled
Free Blood Sugar Screening, Cholesterol Analysis, and Urinalysis
Free Bone screening
Nestle Products Free Samples

August 2, 2014: LAKAT SIKAT
Starting Points:
  1. Lupit Church Grounds
  2. Bacolod Capitol Lagoon
  3. Bacolod City Health Office

August 2, 2014: FUNROBICS
Venue: Bacolod City Bay Center

Participating Teams:

  1. Brgy. Estefania
  2. Bacolod City Health
  3. Silay City
  4. Brgy. Mandalagan
  5. Brgy. Mansilingan
  6. Brgy. Pahanocoy
  7. Brgy. Pahanocoy "Shake & Sweat"
  8. Brgy. Handumanan
  9. Brgy. Granada
  10. Brgy. Sum-ag

The DIT would like to thank its generous friends and sponsors who made this yearly activity possible:
  1. Sincere Drugstore
  2. Meryl Shoes
  3. Mr. Stephen Sy
  4. Pharma Nutria
  5. Bacolod Canvass
  6. Dyno Lending
  7. Dr. Patria Parreno Gensoli
  8. Dr. Ma. Carmela P. Gensoli
  9. Bayer Philippines, Inc.
  10. Pharma Friends: Getz, Beracah, Natrapharm, SV More, Eli Lilly, BIPHI, Sanofi, Zydus, Novo, Otsuka