In line with UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention’s celebrations of ‘World Health Day: Beat diabetes’

“Beyond high glucose” conferenceUAE, April 17, 2016 – The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by Al Baraha Hospital Dubai, recently organized a one-day “Beyond high glucose” conference with the help of a group of specialty doctors to celebrate ‘World Health Day: Beat diabetes’ The event highlighted the impact of high blood sugar on all organs of the body, discussed polices to prevent and control non-communicable diseases, and adopted continuing medical education (CME) and training in line with the Ministry’s objective of developing the UAE’s healthcare system. The conference was held under the auspices of Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary Hospitals Sector, UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention in the presence of Ahmed Khadeem, Director, Al Baraha Hospital, and Dr. Najiba Abdulrazzak, Consultant and Head of the Internal Medicine Department, Al Baraha Hospital, and the Congress President.

H.E. Dr. Al Serkal stated that the conference was organized within the framework of the Ministry’s strategy of promoting healthy lifestyles among the people of the UAE to reduce the onset of associated diseases. This complements the UAE National Agenda’s objective of consolidating the preventive aspect and reducing the percentage of people with diabetes from to position the UAE among the world’s best countries in terms of quality healthcare. The Assistant Undersecretary also emphasized that the responsibility lies with both the health institutions and the community members.

“Beyond high glucose” conference

“Beyond high glucose” conference

Dr. Abdulrazzaq emphasized that the conference reviewed scientific developments in studying the complications of diabetes as well as ways to avoid the onset of the disease and its effective treatment through several brainstorming sessions and working papers on the latest medical developments related to diabetes. In addition, it held educational workshops for nurses to learn how to deal with diabetic patients and manage complications that can eventually affect the functioning of the heart, kidney and other organs, putting more pressure on healthcare services.

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