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Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (BIDE) has a "Diabetes Care Team" which consists of Consultant Diabetologist, Associate Diabetologist, Registrars, Podiatrist, Physiotherapist, Resident Medical Officer, Certified Diabetes Educators & Registered Dietitians. National Diabetes survey of Pakistan has revealed that almost 26.1% of the population over the age of 20 years has diabetes. Which needs a pragmatic approach to handle with. Diabetes Education has been considered a cornerstone of diabetes management. A person with diabetes can only achieve good glycemic control with continuous education along with dietary advice.
The section of Education is catered by many foreign qualified, senior and pioneer diabetes Educators at BIDE. They provide education regarding diabetes self-management to people with type 1, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes mellitus including insulin counseling, advise for use of oral drugs, physical activity, self-monitoring of blood glucose, foot care advise and special situations such as pregnancy with diabetes, surgery, managing diabetes during Ramadan fasting and other co-morbidities.
The section of dietetics also considered as an important pillar in the provision of their services regarding nutrition counseling of both outpatient and Inpatients. Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (BIDE) has trained & registered dietitians who assess the patient’s preference, cultural and personal needs and keeping other comorbidities in mind while developing a tailor-made individualized diet plan for all types of the people with diabetes.