Special focus on equipping Qatar’s healthcare providers with practical tools to improve patient care
Earlier in April, the World Health Organization (WHO) marked 7 April as World Health Day. Every year, the WHO focuses on a specific health topic for World Health Day. The focus of this year’s campaign was to bring attention to the rise of diabetes.
Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day is celebrated annually on November 14th.
Diabetes is a chronic disease where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high (known as hyperglycemia) because the body cannot use it properly. This occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces.
This World Diabetes Day, we’d like to tell you about the work Sidra is doing in relation to gestational diabetes. Principal Investigator Lars Hedin and Pregnancy Registry Manager, Ingrid Osmond are about to embark on a study on causes and risk factors associated with developing gestational diabetes, especially relevant in Qatar where a higher than average number of cases exists.