Diabetes is a common group of chronic metabolic diseases that cause high blood sugar (glucose) levels in the body due to defects in insulin production and/or function. Diabetes is a disease in which your body cannot produce enough insulin, cannot use insulin, or a mix of both. In diabetes, sugar levels in the blood go up. This can cause complications if left uncontrolled.
|Ramon Felix, the General Manager of The Diabetes Store|
Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to a variety of serious complications. These include heart disease, stroke, and blindness.
Managing the disease requires keeping track of blood glucose levels. Treatment may include taking insulin or other medications. Healthy eating habits and regular exercise can also help manage diabetes.
Diabetes now affects about 8 million Filipinos making the country a diabetes hotspot. People afflicted with this disease can feel confused, depressed, and overwhelmed. But this need not be. The first and only concept of its kind.
The Diabetes Store (TDS) is a friendly one-stop-shop that believes in a collaborative approach in managing diabetes by working closely with the patient’s doctor and family members.
The DEs engage with the patients by personally guiding them in their progress listening to their experiences, recommending suitable products and services, and addressing lingering questions about their lifestyle.
The Diabetes Store is the first personal store for all needs concerning diabetes. As a specialized outlet, the store offers a wide array of products and services that will help people with diabetes check and manage their respective conditions. With its trained Diabetes Educators, the store likewise will provide counseling services, particularly on proper meal nutrition and diabetes complications. In doing so, the store works to build a collaborative community with doctors, people with diabetes, and those that care for them.
|Registered Nutritionist Dietitian Alyssa Luminarias|
In doing so, the store works to build a collaborative and friendly community with doctors, people with diabetes, and those that care for them.
Meal planning at TDS.
All meal plans are designed by TDS registered Nutritionist Dietitian based on the daily caloric requirements and other health conditions of individual patients.
These are products and accessories can be use by diabetic patients like: Bunionette Protector, Heel Protector, Comfortable Insoles, Socks, BioFresh Foot Creams, Diaderm and My Tags.
The Diabetes Store offers Free Patient Assessments and On-Site Diagnostic
When you purchase at least 3,000 Pesos worth of products or services in a single receipt you automatically get a lifetime FREE MEMBERSHIP to TDS.
As a member, you get the following:
5% discount on all products and services
One Free Diabetes Education Module
FREE Initial Glucose Testing
Exclusive Promo Offerings
Quarterly Phone Call Check Ups
Invitation to Cooking Demos
Diabetic Friendly Recipes
Access to Online Forum
Handouts of Diabetes Education Modules
Dr. Danilo Baldemor of the Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation, Inc. (ISDFI) said “In managing diabetes, we believe in holistic care which encompasses both medical and other interventions such as education, psychosocial support which increases compliance.”
Diabetes is a manageable disease," Dr. Baldemor said. "one must remember their NEEDSSSS . . .
NEEDSSS acronym for:
According to Ramon Felix, the General Manager of TDS, “the store’s interior was designed to be a venue conducive for interaction. With a warm ambience, the store wants patients to feel welcomed to sample our products, be assessed on their diet, and chat with our DEs. And for patients who can’t visit the store in BF Homes Paranaque, they can access and shop online for our products at www.thediabetesstore.com.ph. We’ve made it convenient by accepting cash-on-delivery payments from Metro Manila and selected provinces.”
Aside from offering products and services, The Diabetes Store works to build a community of people with diabetes. Through this support group, it invites its members to share and learn from their personal experiences.
Media / Bloggers had their experience Blood Glucose and Blood Pressure check during the event held at the Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros.
|Dr. Ma. Cecilia Cruz of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism (PSEDM)|
More than just conducting transactions, TDS engages with people – from the doctors to the patients and their families, to better manage their condition so that those with diabetes can live normal and fulfilling lives. Dr. Ma. Cecilia Cruz of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (PSEDM) advises that, “we need to prevent the complications of diabetes such as blindness, amputation, and kidney failure which are all costly to treat and reduce one’s quality of life.”
The Diabetes Store is located at 198 J. Elizalde St., BF Homes, Paranaque City with telephone numbers 801-8553 and 806-9267.
For more information, visit their website at www.thediabetesstore.com.ph and you can call Karen Alparce-Villanueva , 09178427094 , firstname.lastname@example.org.