As of May 2020, there are nearly four (4) million reported cases of diabetes in the Philippines.1 Yet, many Filipinos living with diabetes don’t know about their increased risk for heart disease.2

References: 1https://idf.org/our-network/regions-members/western-pacific/members/116-the-philippines.html. | 2Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes: Has the Dawn of a New Era Arrived? Diabetes Care. 2017 Jul; 40(7): 813–820. | 3World Heart Federation. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors. Last accessed September 9, 2019. | 4American Heart Association. Cholesterol Abnormalities and Diabetes. Last September 9, 2019. | 5Morrish NJ et al. Mortality and cause of death in the WHO multinational study of vascular disease in diabetes. Diabetologia 2001: 44: S14-S21 | 6Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heart Disease and Stroke: At a Glance , 2016.