East Avenue Medical Center, Philippines
Ateneo de Manila University Department of Psychology
Maria Teresa Que
Gilda Lopez; Zachele Marie Briones
Location of the project:
Quezon city, Philippines
June 1, 2010 - June 1, 2012
Despite new technologies and effective drugs, many patients with diabetes do not achieve optimal glycemic control. The Diabcare 2003 survey revealed a mean HbA1c level of >8% among diabetic patients attending 22 diabetes specialist centers in the Philippines. The DAWN study has shown that psychological problems can pose barriers to good diabetes control. This project introduces a psychological intervention of family stress reduction and coping response training in the diabetes education program for Filipino patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. If proven to be effective, the program can be introduced to other government hospitals and modified for the community setting.
Results to date (November 2012):
Presentations to date:
- 27th Annual Convention of Diabetes Philippines and 6th Course on Diabetes and Vascular Disease, Manilla, November 10-12, 2010
- 48th Annual Convention of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP), Iloilo City, 17-19 August 2011
BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) is a programme initiated by the International Diabetes Federation, and supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes.