Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA) will hold a symposium on Saturday on the topic ‘Fasting safely with Diabetes’ at Westin Hotel Doha at 6pm.
The event is part of QDA’s annual activities prior to Ramadan and healthcare practitioners dealing with diabetes patients across the country are expected to take part in the programme.
Dr Mohamed Hassanein consultant in endocrinology, Dubai Hospital, and senior lecturer, Cardiff University, UK, as well as chair of Diabetes and Ramadan International Alliance, will lead the symposium.
According to the organisers, the symposium targets healthcare providers who are running diabetic clinics at Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Health Care Corporation and private hospitals.
The symposium will give inputs for the physicians and other healthcare professionals on advising diabetes patients to manage their health while fasting during Ramadan.
It will also give inputs to be conveyed to people with diabetes about whether to fast or not, depending on their cases.