MENA Blue Circle

webinar on December 18, 2020

International Diabetes Federation has organized the “MENA Blue Circle” webinar on December 18, 2020. The Topic was Blood Glucose monitoring. 1491 participants have attended the webinar from all over the world.

The webinar was moderated by Dr. Ahmad Abu AI-Halaweh, Co-Founder and President of Diabetes Palestine. The first speaker Prof Oliver Schnell, Ludwig-Maximilians University from Germany has emphasized the importance of SMBG and when and why a person with diabetes should do it. The second Speak Ms. Erum Ghafoor, Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology, Pakistan discussed the need for low-cost strategies of SMBG as per practical solution for PWD in the MENA region. it was mentioned that most of them bare all the cost of SMBG from their own pocket. She has also discussed the BRIGHT guidelines which is a low-cost recommendation for self-monitoring of blood glucose. The last speaker Dr. Alaa Af Bashier Dubai Hospital from UAE spoken about the importance of CGM and FGM for inpatients. He also discussed how they can be beneficial in the current scenario of the COVID-19 epidemic and can save the indirect cost in the hospital setting.

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