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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Sweet Escape: Hataw Galaw Promotes Diabetes Awareness

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Did you know that diabetes prevalence in the world has risen to 422 million in 2014? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one adult out of 10 will likely to have diabetes come 2030. This data alarms experts on the possible effect of the disease to the world population, if aggressive campaign to inform the lay about it will not be heightened.

With this, top endocrinologists and brands advocating in stomping out diabetes will gather at the press conference of this year’s Sweet Escape: Hataw Galaw. The event is a diabetes public awareness day brought to you by FAME (Friendly Alliances and Media Expressions), Inc. to promote diabetes education and awareness among the lay public. This event is held on August 12, 2016 (Friday), 10 am at the Fisher Mall, Quezon City.

Guest speakers include the Father of Philippine Endocrinology and president of Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation Inc. (PCDEF) Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua who will tackle Diabetes Prevalence in the Philippines.

Dr. Joy Arabelle C. Fontanilla, Head of the Center for Weight Intervention and Nutrition Services (WINS) of St. Luke's Medical Center - Global City and editor-in-chief of DiabetEASE Magazine, will talk about the importance massive information dissemination on the burdens of the disease and how it can be prevented. Also present is Dr. Rafael Castillo, FAME, Inc. publisher who is also a cardiologist, to give his insights about diabetes and its effects to the heart.

Towards the program, different brands will talk about their commitment to help the Filipino people in maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent diseases, especially diabetes, through product highlights.

Immediately after the press conference, witness the Sweet Escape: Hataw Galaw Intercollegiate Urban Dance Competition, where eight universities shall showcase how they dance diabetes away with an active lifestyle. Eight competing universities include: Bulacan State University, Taguig City University, University of Makati, AMA Makati, Centro Escolar University, ICCT Colleges Cainta, PATTS College of Aeronautics, and STI Caloocan.

The event will also feature a Zumba party, diabetes lay forums, booth exhibition, and games for people living with diabetes, families, advocacy and support groups, magazine readers and diabetes specialists.

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