An International Conference on Diabetes was held at the International Mauritius Resort, Balaclava from 28 to 30 July 2017
The International Conference has been organised with the collaboration of the Diabetes Institute, Kuwait, the World Community on Prevention of Diabetes and the Diabetes Foundation Mauritius.
The launching of the conference was performed on Friday 28 July 2017 by Dr the Hon A Husnoo, Minister of Health and Quality of Life
It was a major conference on Diabetes assembling reputable, renowned Medical Professionals Professors, Academics and Scientists.
Professor Jaakko Tuomilehto who initiated the first diabetes prevention study and currently Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), at Dasman Institiute showed his insight how he was closely involved with the diabetes study in Mauritius. He brought out that prevention of diabetes represented challenges for the treatment of associated complications such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, loss of breathing related to apnoea especially difficulty of breathing during sleep.
Professor Paul Zimmet , Professor of Diabetes , Medicine and Health Sciences , Monash University Melbourne Australia took up the question of better follow up on ante-natal care especially at Primary Health Care level for women during pregnancy period. He made proposals about management of women with gestational diabetes.
Professor Alex Brown of South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) shared his experience about the study of diabetes among Aboriginal community in Australia
Dr Peter Garde of Denmark made an outline of the adoption of prevention strategies to deliver better health related outcomes.
Professor Ramachandran of Chennai, India made valuable contribution about innovative methods to curb diabetes.
Diabetes gives rise to various health complications such as cardiovascular, kidney disease, eye blindness, and limb amputation problem resulting in disability. An integrated holistic approach is required to address the problem
The International Conference served as a forum for deliberation reflection dissemination of knowledge to keep under check prevalence of diabetes which has an impact on well-being and quality of life