International Diabetes Conference concludes

Monday, December 12th, 2011 1:30:10 by

KARACHI: The 2nd International Conference on Diabetes concluded here on Monday with the recommendation to expand strategic alliances among governments, industry, civil society and international organizations to prevent diabetes and encourage best practice in diabetes management and education.
The three day conference was organized by the Dow University of Health Sciences in collaboration with Diabetic Association of Pakistan and was attended by leading scholars from the field of diabetology, including 15 foreign experts.
Participants of the moot also recommended close collaboration among all stakeholders to increase easy access of patients to essential medicines.
This must be complimented by a campaign for an effective control and management of the disease.
Earlier, Sir Michael Hirst President-Elect, International Diabetes Federation in his presentation, at the last of the scientific sessions of the conference, said the number of people with type 2 diabetes is increasing in every country.
Four out of every five new case of Type 2 diabetes will be in low and middle-income countries, he said.
“Around 183 million people with diabetes are undiagnosed,” he said and mentioned that diabetes consumed 5 billion of healthcare expenditure in 2011 – 11 percent of total healthcare expenditure on adults.
Sir Hirst said that global burden of diabetes estimated prevalence in 2011…
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