Dan Dennis De Leon

Manila, Philippines

About Dan Dennis

Languages

English, Filipino

Universities

UPLB

Comments & conversations

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Dan Dennis De Leon
Posted over 1 year ago
Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem?
The problem of Diabetes is the complex nature of the disease and the subsequent complex approach to its management. This is further compounded by the fact that much of this burden is placed on the patient themselves and their family support system. Much of the patient education required to successfully activate the patient in their journey towards self-management is lost in clinic encounters that are usually pressed for time and therefore become less meaningful. The chicken and egg discussion about obesity, insulin resistance and insulin secretory defect has long been a subject of many debates. While I agree that we should concentrate on treating the cause and not the effect, I submit that the battle waged with diabetes should be fought on all fronts and patient education with healthy lifestyle alternatives and the prospect of prevention is still a good place to start.
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Dan Dennis De Leon
Posted about 3 years ago
Abraham Verghese: A doctor's touch
Something to think about. The science of medicine is and has always been an art -- not a business. De-personalizing medicine puts us all at a disadvantage -- it deprives the patient of proper care and deprives the doctor of the opportunity of understanding and learning.
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Dan Dennis De Leon
Posted about 3 years ago
Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite!
Nice. I agree wholeheartedly. Doodling is also a great reliever of tension and stress. That's probably one of the reasons why we think or absorb concepts and ideas better when we doodle. I also think there's some deeper meaning to it at times. Visual expression of the subconscious mind -- somewhere in the realm of self awareness and meaning -- the nesting ground of truly personal art.
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Dan Dennis De Leon
Posted about 4 years ago
Stacey Kramer: The best gift I ever survived
Thank you. This is a timely and moving talk. For me, as a doctor, talking to patients whose lives have been altered as such is something I could never get used to (lest I grow numb). The experience is different each time but the lessons are all valuable. There are survivors, there are fighters and there are those at the other end -- but all muster courage when they find peace within themselves, It's all about our perspectives... the way we view our predicaments, our challenges -- our gifts. I pray the message gets across to those for whom it is intended. "Hope in spite of everything to give life meaning."
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Dan Dennis De Leon
Posted about 4 years ago
Eric Dishman: Take health care off the mainframe
The problem with healthcare is not just mainframe thinking about medicine but also our general attitude towards what health really means. Medicine and medical practicioners are geared mostly towards treating illnesses not prevention. It is painful to admit the truth that our medical practice is crisis-driven, reactive and ultimately collapsing uder the weight of different specialties and sub-specialties. I honestly believe that healthcare in any country would be better off if we try to reverse this trend.