The Sweet Talk Your Way Out of Diabetes and What’s Cookin’, Good Lookin’ online events were a sweet end to the month-long World Diabetes Day Celebration of Sanofi Philippines. In the words of Sanofi’s Country Lead Dr. Amal Makhloufi, “we put the spotlight on what is being done to create awareness and provide solutions for those affected by this lifestyle disease.”

For the organization, the events were created to amplify their Panata in cultivating a healthier Philippines for all. It was a friendly and casual approach on how they can bring important topics such as diabetes care into the spotlight without instilling fear among the audience.

“Our goal is to make it easier for every Filipino to seek access to quality innovative care. It is our mission to just go beyond medicines, but to look and explore holistic care and management especially for our patients with chronic conditions like diabetes,” Dr. Makhloufi shared.

The two events were hosted on Step Up for Diabetes, Philippine Diabetes Support, and Sabrina’s Kitchen Facebook Pages, as well as Sanofi PH’s ( Instagram respectively. Esteemed speakers and participants were able to share a handful of information about how to do grocery shopping for diabetics and how to mindfully create a healthy routine for everyone in the household. Several industry icons and experts were also present to add value to the event.

Bianca Dualan of Sakro Space and Tonyo Silva of Gising Gising PH were generous enough to grace these 2 important events and answer curious questions from the attendees and share their knowledge on how to create a healthy grocery shopping habit.

“We should take more time to consider what we eat. Kailangan empowered si patient and as well as the other people in the healthcare system–kailangan ma-educate si patient to know what goes on in their health. Coming from their food, we need to look into these not just as calories but as nutrients that can improve or worsen their condition”, Bianca said.

“When you buy this, incorporated na sa price ang shared box to Philippine Diabetes Support. Each box is up to 6kg that can support a family of 4 for a week.”, Tonyo explained the contents of the Panata box.

The Panata Box is Gising Gising’s newest addition, hinging from Sanofi’s Panata, which contains high fiber, low glycemic index/glycemic load fruits and vegetables that help in diabetes management. The Panata box costs P1,250 each.

For every Panata Box sold, Gising Gising PH shall also share a box to patients from the Philippine Diabetes Support. The Philippine Diabetes Support is an organization that helps spread awareness on this lifestyle disease.

Former Bb. Pilipinas-International and now a kitchen diva, Sabrina Artadi shared a mouthwatering recipe for her Mango Pineapple Yogurt treat during the Sweet Talk Your Way Out of Diabetes private media event as a teaser to the longer What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’ Instagram Live.

The Instagram Live on Sanofi PH’s official Instagram page happened on December 1 that featured more of Chef Sabrina’s recipes and techniques on how to enjoy a gastronomic experience without the guilt. She prepared a handful of recipes using the Panata Box which can be easily done at home including: Sigarilyas Okra Mushroom Vegan Curry, Pineapple Kangkong Salad, Pineapple Malunggay Mango Smoothie, Ginger Turmeric Iced Tea.

Living with someone with diabetes, Mommy Eve Lugod of theAsianParent PH, who is also a nutritionist and dietician, also shared what she knows and what she does to help her family consciously choose to live a healthier lifestyle.
“I would recommend to moms out there to try preparing food with your kids. It’s very fun kasi while preparing the food, they get to learn also the different types of food included in that meal. And at the same time, they also learn why we are including this kind of vegetable and food for good health. Start them young!”, she shared.

“It is our Panata here in the PH to improve the management of this disease because (once again, remember) it’s not the end of life, it’s the beginning of change to empower people to (a) better life, live their life.” Dr. Amal Makhloufi shared.

For more information on Sanofi PH’s programs and campaigns on lifestyle diseases management, visit the official website and verified Instagram and LinkedIn pages.

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