Training course for health workers in treating diabetes

ABU DHABI — The Health Awareness Section of the Abu Dhabi's Department of Preventive Medicine will hold training course for its health workers on diabetics.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 17 Dec 2004, 12:03 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:30 PM

To be held from December 19 to 23, the course will help doctors and nurses to boost their skills on how best to educate and counsel diabetic patients to take proper care of themselves and have full control of their sickness.

It also aims at educating the health workers how to work as a one comprehensive team made up of doctors, nurses and dieticians so as to provide their patients the best health care.

The holding of the course followed a disturbing discovery made by the Section on the alarming rate of the spread of diabetes among the UAE nationals and expatriates alike.

The report showed that infection among the UAE nationals stood at 24 per cent and 19.2 per cent among expatriates (from the age group ranging from 20 and above) living in the country. The report also showed that other dangerous factors that are related to diabetes are also widely spread, including obesity, as 33 per cent of the population is obese.

The course include lectures on how to educate diabetic patients to be able to take proper care of themselves, the best conduct, how a diabetic patient should take care of the eyes, mouth and feet, regular check ups, and insulin etc.

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