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:
Presentations to date:
27th Annual Convention of Diabetes Philippines and 6th Course on Diabetes and Vascular Disease, Manilla, (Philippines) November, 2010
48th Annual Convention of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP), Iloilo City, (Philippines), August 2011
World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne (Australia), December 2013
Annual Convention of the American Association for Clinical Endocrinology, Philippine chapter, August 2014
Project ended in June 2012
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.