The PDA has been in existence for almost 50 years. Its objectives and functions have been incorporated in its constitution and by-laws. Recently, the Mission , be the prime mover for excellent diabetes care and prevention in the Philippines , and the Vision , a diabetes free Philippines , it will continue in its pursuit of these mission and vision through scientific meetings, workshops and participation in projects that are involved in the campaign towards increasing the awareness of the disease.
This website was created with the purpose of making medical information more readily accessible to both the healthcare provider and those interested in diabetes. At the same time, communications with the experts in this field is made available through its Questions and Answer Corner. The medical physician directory is provided to facilitate patients' search for a specialist especially those outside the Metro Manila area. The Diabetes Watch, the bi-annual publication of the association, and all the announcements pertaining to the association activities, are featured in this website.
The rising of prevalence of diabetes worldwide is alarming, predicted to double over the next 25 years. Research for a cure is carried out in many centers around the world. Unless a cure is found, the need for disease prevention can not be overemphasized. Thus, it is one of the mission of the society and the objective of this website to educate the public in regards to the care and prevention of this devastating disease.
Visit our website anytime. Your participation and feedback will make this project worthwhile. It will grow and expand to meet the needs of its members and the public in general.
Tommy S. Ty Willing, MD