11 November 2019 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: The 6th Annual Diabetes for Primary Care Conference will be held in Abu Dhabi on Friday 15 November 2019, at Hilton Capital Grand Hotel Abu Dhabi with the participation of international experts and local speakers from different hospitals in UAE, discussing the latest in diabetes diagnosis and treatment. The conference, organized by HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, is expected to attract over 120 healthcare professionals.

Mr. Majd Abu Zant, CEO of HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) in Abu Dhabi, stated, “UEMedical and HealthPlus are committed to organize this conference as part of our continuous initiatives to help decrease diabetes prevalence through medical education amongst the medical community in addition to raising public awareness on the importance of adapting healthy lifestyles and eating habits.”

“Diabetes is one of our core specialties, through our HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, which is highly prevalent in the region. Through the conference, the latest treatments used for diabetes management in the region will be discussed which are also adapted by our diabetes experts at the center providing comprehensive care for adults and children with diabetes from endocrinology and internal medicine to cardiology, podiatry, nutrition counselling, psychology, psychiatry and diabetes education in addition to ophthalmology in collaboration with our sister facility, Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi. We fully believe in the importance of providing diabetic patients with the comprehensive multidisciplinary care they need,” Mr. Abu Zant added.

Dr. Mohammed Al Khatib, Chairperson of the Conference, Diabetes, Endocrinology & Internal Medicine Consultant at HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center in Abu Dhabi said, “8 experts will be speaking during the conference, focusing on modern and advanced technologies to protect the brain, kidneys and heart from diabetes complications, and the importance of treatment of depression and mental health illnesses to limit any possible complications of diabetes. Our Podiatrist will also speak about the importance of foot care in diabetic patients, and one of the speakers will speak about non-surgical treatments for obesity that help limit diabetes rates and control blood sugar levels. Alongside the conference, there will be an exhibition showcasing the latest technologies in diabetes diagnosis and treatments. The conference is accredited for 6 hours of continuous medical education by the Department of Health Abu Dhabi.”