DUBAI, UAE, September 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Julphar Diabetes hosted its inaugural Diabetes Symposium in Dubai today. Attended by over 100 influential healthcare decision-makers from across the MENA region, the symposium discussed some of the key challenges posed by the rise of the global diabetes epidemic.
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During the event delegates, who had travelled from the UAE, KSA, Iraq, Algeria. Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, Yemen, Kenya, Ethiopia and Egypt, listened to presentations from two of the world's most eminent experts in the field of diabetes care, Dr. Jay S. Skyler and Dr. Mary Angelyn Bethel.
Speaking at the Symposium during which he addressed attendees on 'Future Approaches to Diabetes', Dr Skyler said: ''Diabetes is a growing global problem and the Middle East has its own specific challenges in dealing with this disease which need to be addressed by healthcare providers on a local level. I applaud this initiative, which enables open discussion and shared learning amongst the professionals shaping the sector.
Dr Skyler is a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Deputy Director for Clinical Research and Academic Programs at the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). His career in diabetes spans over four decades, where his research interests