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MOH Organizes a Workshop for Consulting Physicians of Endocrinology and Diabetes
23 April 2013
On Tuesday, the Diabetes Centers and Units Department, pertinent to the Hospitals General Department organized a workshop entitled “Endocrinology and Diabetes Consulting Physicians” with the participation of 70 consulting physicians. It was held at the Grand Hall, in the MOH Headquarters.
 
The Director-General of Hospitals, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi pointed out that the workshop comes within the framework of the efforts exerted to improve the performance quality at MOH hospitals, increase communication among physicians in all the Kingdom's hospitals, coordinate with them, and exchange experiences, which enhances the quality of the medical services provided to a patient.
 
In the meantime, Dr. Al-Ghamdi added that the Ministry of Health (MOH) does not spare any effort in providing all that lives up to the citizen's aspirations and meets their needs, and upgrades the health services provided to them. He went on to point out that the workshop is to focus on a host of pivots, of which are the 11 diabetes type complications, an overview on child diabetes, diabetes control at MOH hospitals, diabetic foot statistics in the Kingdom, the Saudi women's previous conceptions on diabetes.
 
For his part, the Director of Diabetes Centers and Units, Dr.  Mohammed Al-Harbi, affirmed that the workshop is part of training, integrated plan for the Department, that seeks to develop the performance of the diabetes centers and units in all regions. Also, the workshop covers discussing how to invest the medical calibers and cadres in this specialty, in all the Kingdom's regions, particularly the peripheral areas. 
 
Within the same context, the Director of the Diabetes Centers and Units Department warned of the danger of the child rate rise injured with diabetes of the second type, which always inflicts those over the age of 40. It poses a serious problem because of the obesity, overweight, and sedentary lifestyle. In this type, the genetic factor plays a big role, and it represents 60% to 80% of the injury rate. He further pointed out that the diabetes injuring children of the first type results from a genetic disorder inflicting children while being formed, and genetics has nothing to do with the injury. He went on adding that dealing with the second type of diabetes injuring children can be overcome through following the sound health ways such as losing weight and exercising.
 
Finally, Dr. Al-Harbi made clear that the Diabetes Centers and Units Department initiated a program for developing diabetic foot specialized sections to oversee the other centers, as other equivalent sections are to be initiated to train in them. In addition to this, the equipment and devices in the diabetic foot treatment sections were developed, and training some specialists on these devices started; in order to use them during the second phase. 
 



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