Chinese New Year

ROUNDTABLE: Making New Year’s resolutions for people with diabetes and their ‘SweetHeart’

ROUNDTABLE: Making New Year’s resolutions for people with diabetes and their ‘SweetHeart’
Learn all about the lifestyle that people with diabetes need to maintain and how friends and family can help with their health journey

We Filipinos are festive people. When there’s a celebration, that usually means tables full of our favorite dishes and even guilty pleasures. But this 2021, we also have to be extra conscious about the food we eat.  

Now that we just celebrated the Chinese New Year (CNY), it’s time for everyone to truly take our new year’s resolutions seriously. This is especially important for people who have type 2 diabetes, as they are more likely to develop other types of diseases; one of these unknown dangers is cardiovascular diseases. This is exactly what the “For Your SweetHeart” campaign wants us to know and understand.

In this roundtable, we will talk about the relationship between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular health: How critical are diet and lifestyle changes to a diabetic’s overall health? How can they practice these properly during holiday celebrations such as CNY? How at risk are diabetics, really, of suffering from cardiovascular complications?

We will discuss these things with the usual stakeholders: a person with diabetes, a carer, and a doctor.

Our speakers are:

  • Kim Atienza, “For Your SweetHeart” Ambassador
  • Dr. Jeremy Robles, Philippine Society of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism (PSEDM) President
  • Johanah Co, Diabetes Advocate

This roundtable discussion will be moderated by host Issa Litton.

Bookmark this page to watch the live stream on February 15, 7 pm. – Rappler.com

To learn more about the relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, visit the “For Your SweetHeart” website. To get an estimate of your risk of developing heart disease over 10 years, take the Framingham Risk Assessment Test here.

Production date: February 2021
RIN: MPR-PH-100208