The kick-off program for the observance of the world diabetes day took place yesterday at Robinson’s Place Iloilo Fountain Area. Free Blood sugar testing, BP check, nutritional counselling, video presentations, diabetes talk by Doc Vic Villareal, testimonial from a diabetic Mr. Joel Adrias, a lecture on plating method for diabetics was done by Maam Alma of the Diabetes Resource Center in Pototan and a flashmob by KPOP organization all took place from 10am-4pm at the venue.
Even non-diabetics were curios about the video presentations so they watched and listened to the talks given by our speakers.
Watch out for the Grand expo at SM City Iloilo on the 23rd of this month and the Global Diabetes Walk and Taebo at the Iloilo River Esplanade. The registration fee of P50.00 and P100.00 will be of benefit to some Ilonggo diabetics. We are looking forward for the participation of the City Mayor himself Hon. Jed Mabilog in the walk.
For one week, the Iloilo City Hall will be lit with blue as a response for the global call to light a monument in observance of the diabetes week.
For those who want to seek medical assistance in the prevention or management of diabetes and if you simply want to know more about the disease, feel free to visit the Diabetes Resource Center of Iloilo at Hechanova st., La Paz, Iloilo City. They are open from 9:00 am-12:00 noon from Monday to Saturday.