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The Health and Medical Sciences Sector at QU Highlights its Role in the Community of Diabetes | Qatar University

The Health and Medical Sciences Sector at QU Highlights its Role in the Community of Diabetes

2022-11-14 00:00:00.0
قطاع العلوم الصحية والطبية بجامعة قطر يسلط الضوء على دوره في المجتمعية لمرض السكري

On the occasion of World Diabetes Day

14 November, became an official United Nations Day The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the spotlight. Qatar University (QU) marked World Diabetes Day.

In this context, we reviewed a several QU Professors from the health and medical sciences sector to raise the importance and awareness of Diabetes.

In a statement on this occasion, Dr. Sawsan Al-Zoghair, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the College of Medicine, said: “Within the Continuing Professional Learning Development Program, Qatar University offers educational workshops on diabetes, where the university offers educational sessions related to health education by raising awareness of types of diabetes such as diabetes; Type 1 and type 2, gestational diabetes, early diagnosis and correct treatment, as well as ways to prevent these diseases.”

For his part, Dr. Nasser Rizk, Associate Professor in the Biomedical Sciences Department, indicated that Qatar University, represented by the College of Health Sciences, annually celebrates World Diabetes Day; In a manner that serves the community partnership to educate and raise awareness of the various segments of society about diabetes and ways to prevent it.”

As explained by Dr. Nasser that early detection is key to diagnosing diabetes; Because early treatment can prevent serious complications, when the problem of a persistent and high level of blood sugar above normal levels is detected, early detection increases the possibility of effective changes early in the disease development process that takes time over time. Doctors and patients can take steps to prevent permanent damage to the heart, kidneys, eyes, nerves, blood vessels, and other vital organs. Early detection creates an opportunity to treat high blood sugar, the risk factors for heart disease that often appear with diabetes.

In turn, Dr. Hassan Anwar Rathore, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, said: “Diabetes is high blood sugar levels for long periods due to the body’s inability to utilize the glucose present in the blood. This can happen due to the reduced ability of the pancreas to produce adequate amounts of insulin, the hormone that helps transport glucose from the blood into cells, where it can be used for energy production or stored in various forms as an energy reserve. It is worth noting that more than 17% of the adult population in Qatar currently suffers from diabetes.”