13th November 2017 – To commemorate the world wide occurrence of Diabetes Day 2017, on Tuesday 14th November 2017, the Ministry of Health is hosting a half day forum between 8.30 am and 12.30p, at the Sheikh Kalifah Diagnostic Centre.

The aim of the activity is to explore appropriate diabetes self-management skills and practices amongst people living with diabetes. Both patients and doctors will discuss their views in a shared panel discussion, to inform many of the various materials being developed for self-management in diabetes.

Additionally, two new tools for people living with diabetes will be introduced and discussed. These include a booklet titled ‘Mon Dyabet, Mon Responsibility’, outlining self-care practices that can be employed at home and a trial of a ‘passport’ for patients to record each and every aspect of managing their disease.

World Diabetes Day is commemorated annually on 14th November. Although, this year’s theme ‘Women and diabetes – Our Right to a health future’ places a special focus on women’s experience with the disease, the Ministry of Health aims to educate everyone on adequate self-management skills in line with previous campaigns started throughout the year.

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