Diabetes Educational Center




Education is key to improving diabetic patient's quality of life.

The Diabetes Educational Center helps people with diabetes take better care of themselves by equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary for diabetes self-management.

Our program is fully accredited by the Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation and staffed by certified diabetes educators, nurse-educators and dietician-educators with specialized training in Diabetes Care. The center is fully supported by a pool of consultant endocrinologists. The Diabetes Educational Center offers the following learning modules:

- Intensive Diabetes Course is a complete diabetes education course designed to help patients and their families understand the causes of Diabetes and its complications, with sessions in diet counseling, exercise, foot care, self-monitoring of blood glucose, insulin injections, and psycho-social counseling.

- Dietary counseling provides individualizing nutritional care for encouraging modification of eating habits. It may also assist in prevention or treatment of nutrition-related illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia.

- Instruction for Special Diets

1. Weight reducing diet
2. Building-up Diet
3. Ostuerized feeding preparation
- Self-monitoring of blood glucose
- Technique of Insulin Injection
- "Diabetes in Pregnancy" Course discusses Gestational Diabetes Melitus (GDM), diet counseling, self-monitoring of blood glucose, insulin injections, maternal and fetal complications of Diabetes Mellitus (DM)

Types of Courses:
Individual Teaching
An intensive 3 to 4-hour program given by different members of the diabetes education team, particularly suitable for Type 1, Type 2, and pregnant diabetic patients. Instruction includes personalized dietary counseling with hands-on training in the use of diabetes care equipment such as insulin syringes, pens, and glucose meters.

Group Teaching
Group teaching consists of formal instruction, with lectures given by different members of the diabetes education team. Group discussions are also conducted, where perceptions and experiences of all members of the group are shared and analyzed. Group sessions are particularly suitable for newly diagnosed diabetics who can learn from the shared experiences and solutions offered by other diabetic patients.




Eye Center




The Eye Center of the University of Perpetual Help Dalta

Medical Center specializes in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating various sight-related conditions. It utilizes the latest diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and adopts the most up-to-date, scientifically-validated treatment and rehabilitation protocols.

The Eye Center is committed to provide immediate and accurate results in order to prevent complications, as well as targeted effective therapies for optimal treatment outcomes and rehabilitation.

The Eye Center offers the following services:

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES:
A-Scan Biometry is a test that uses ultrasound to measure the length of the eyeball. This measurement is used to calculate the power of intraocular lens to be used during cataract surgery.
Fundus Photo and Fluorescein Angiography is a test that utilizes a special dye (fluorescein) to take pictures of the retina. It is useful in assessing the extent of diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common form of diabetic eye disease, a complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside the retina.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. Perimetry is a test that measures the entire visual field, including peripheral or side vision. It is useful in finding early changes in vision caused by nerve damage from glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. It is usually associated with high pressure in the eye and affects side or peripheral vision.
Auto-Refraction is a test that measures the refractive error or grade of the eye.
Auto-Tonometry is a test to measure the pressure inside the eye which helps detect glaucoma at an early stage. B-Scan / Ultrasound offers a two-dimensional (2D) cross-sectional view of the eye. This diagnostic test is most helpful in assessing the presence or absence of hemorrhage, tumors or retinal detachment inside the eye.

LASER SERVICES:
YAG Laser is a surgical laser used in the treatment of certain glaucoma conditions.
Diode Laser is a surgical laser used to treat diabetic retinopathy.

PATIENT SERVICES:
- Specialized Consultation
- Refraction
- Optical Services (Eye Glasses and Contact Lenses)
- Glaucoma Screening
- Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
- Cataract Screening and Surgery
- Color Vision Screening




Hemodialysis




The Hemodialysis Center of the University of Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Center employs cutting-edge technology to provide its patients with quality care and kidney health management. Patient comfort and accomodation are the primary aims of the center as it sees to it that patients experience minimal discomfort as they undergo the hemodialysis process.

The center has 10 state-of-the-art hemodialysis stations -- nine of which are allocated for the use of hepatitis B negative patients while one is used exclusively for hepatitis b positive patients. The unit can accomodate 20 patients on a two-shift schedule per day, for a total of 120 patients per week. The Hemodialysis Center is staffed by competent health care professionals who are dedicated to providing every UPHDMC patient quality care and service.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What is Hemodialysis?
Dialysis is a method of removing toxic or waste substances from the blood when the kidneys are unable to do so.

Who needs to undergo Hemodialysis?
A person who has acute or chronic kidney (renal) failure needs to have hemodialysis. In cases where one's kidneys are doing less than 10% of the work, hemodialysis needs to take over to prevent a buildup of chemical wastes in th blood.

What are acute and chronic renal failure?
Acute renal failure is the sudden loss of kidney function. Chronic renal failure is the progressive loss of kidney function over several years, often resulting in permanent kidney failure. Hemodialysis may be required in both cases while doctors are treating or correcting the problem.

How does it work?
Hemodialysis works by circulating blood through special filters outside the body. The blood flows across a filter, along with solutions that help remove toxins.

How long does the treatment take?
Each session lasts 3-4 hours

How do i prepare for hemodialysis?
Your kidney specialist (nephrologist) will prescribe a diet and medicines to help you prepare for the treatment. The hemodialysis staff will also assess your blood pressure, heart and breathing rates, temperature, weight and other factors.

Will i feel any pain?
There may be some discomfort in the beginning, but for the duration of the treatment, you won't feel any pain. However, because each session takes several hours, it is important to have things occupy your time, such as books and games. A television set at the Hemodialysis Center is usually kept on for patients' entertainment.




Laboratory Services




The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services of UPHDMC is an advanced and well-equipped facility that plays a vital role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of illness. The department has a licensed Blood Bank Center, an HIV-proficient laboratory, and top-of-the-line equipment run by a highly efficient and licensed staff of medical technologists, drug test analysts, and specially trained laboratory personnel. As an active member of the National External Quality Assurance in Hematology, Clinical Chemistry and Infectious Diseases, the UPHDMC Laboratory complies with every QA and QC regulation to assure high quality results.

• Hematology
• Clinical Chemistry
• Immunology / Serology (HIV Testing)
• Microbiology (Bacteriology)
• Anatomic Pathology
• Blood Banking and Transfusion Services
• Clinical Microscopy
• Parasitology
• Drug Testing
• Newborn screening
• G6PD confirmation




Multi-Disciplinary Pain Clinic




All human beings experience pain at one point of their life. Pain is often an indication that something is wrong in the body. Each individual is the best judge of his or her own pain. Feelings of pain can range from mild and occasional to severe and constant.

Types of pain
Acute pain can last a moment; may become chronic if left untreated. It may be caused by many events or circumstances, including surgery, broken bones, dental work, burns or cuts, and labor and childbirth.

Chronic pain persists for long periods and is resistant to most medical treatments and cause severe problems. Common chronic pain complaints include headache, low back pain (sciatica), cancer pain, arthritis pain, neurogenic pain (pain resulting from damage to nerves), and psychogenic pain (pain not due to past disease or injury or any visible sign of internal damage).

Multispecialty team approach to pain relief The Pain Management Clinic adopts a holistic, multidisciplinary approach that identifies and addresses the root causes of both acute and chronic pain thereby providing effective pain relief, not just tolerance to pain.

The clinic’s Pain Management Team is composed of pain specialist doctors and nursing pain specialists who are supported by orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, physical therapists, surgical and medical oncologists (cancer specialists), pediatric oncologists, endocrinologists, psychiatrists, pharmacists, social workers and chaplaincy. Biopsychosocial approach to pain management

The Pain Management Team utilizes both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies to manage pain. It adopts the biopsychosocial approach to pain assessment and management, the most widely embraced model in both the clinical and research arenas. The biopsychosocial approach considers pain as a complex and dynamic interaction among physiological, psychological and social factors that often results in, or at least maintains, pain.




Pulmonary Services




Good health and wellness are dependent on proper breathing. The UPHDMC Pulmonary Services provide inpatient and outpatient respiratory and pulmonary care for the diagnosis and treatment of breathing disorders. The department is staffed round-the-clock by ARCPP-certified respiratory therapists who are committed to providing the highest quality of pulmonary care under the close supervision of a pulmonary physician.

• Diagnostic Care
• Arterial Blood Gas
• Pulmonary Function Test
• Pulse Oximetry
• Sputum Induction
• Sleep Studies
• Life Support Care
• Life Support Ventilators (invasive or non-invasive)
• Pulmonary Care
• Chest Physiotherapy
• Incentive Spirometry
• Aerosol / Inhalation Therapy




Rehabilitation Medicine




Restoring Functional Performance for better quality of life UPHDMC's highly skilled Rehabilitation Service team delivers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to Rehabilitation Medicine for patients who suffer from neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, arthritic, pediatric, and orthopedic disorders. The center aims to restore patients to a level of self–sufficiency that will enable them to resume a functional and productive lifestyle. A variety of out-patient and Home Care services and therapies are also available to patients. Medical conditions that require rehabilitation include strokes, peripheral vascular disease, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, traumatic head injuries, cerebral palsy, debilitating burns, spinal cord injuries, amputations, fractures, sports injuries, and many others.

• Physical Therapy
• Electro Therapy
• Superficial heating modalities
• Therapeutic ultrasound
• Therapeutic Exercises
• Manual therapy
• Strength, balance and flexibility exercises
• General conditioning exercises
• Treadmill and bicycle exercises
• Myofascial Pain Syndrome Release
• Assistive Device for Mobility
• Post Stroke and geriatric exercise program
• Occupational Therapy (Adult and Pediatric Rehabilitation)
• ADL (Activities of Daily Living) Training and Retraining
• Swallowing assessment and management
• Cognitive drills and exercises
• Splinting fabrication
• Sensory desensitization and re-education
• Hand rehabilitation
• Pre-speech training (articulation drills)