Role Of BIDE In Promoting Diabetes Education

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Role Of BIDE In Promoting
Diabetes Education

Prof. Abdul Basit
Director, BIDE-IDF Coe
Dr. M.Zafar Iqbaql Abbasi
Project Manager, IDF Center for Education

Diabetes education is an integral component of the diabetes management. As first specialty oriented diabetes institute of Pakistan, BIDE has played is leading role in conducting, facilitating and coordinating high-quality education for healthcare professionals in diabetes. BIDE started as a single room diabetes clinic, then step by step developed into a platform for diabetes education.


Prof. Abdul Basit Director BIDE receiving a memento from IDF on
Baqai Institute of Diabedes and Endocrinology being selected as one
of the eight IDF Centers of Education for Diabetes.

From the introduction of a qualified trained diabetologist in the year 1996, the focus was on developing trained physicians through diploma in Diabetology. Further moving to next step BIDE established the network of diabetes care team of diabetes educators through Diploma in Diabetes education and Foot care assistants through certificate course in Foot care. The journey of success is now in the field of community based Diabetes prevention program throughout the country. Introduction of the concept of Diabetes care team, consistent 24 hour diabetes helpline, First Diabetes Foot Clinic, domiciliary podiatry and availability of first Pedograph of the country, diploma programs for family physicians and paramedics, more than 100 publications in international and national indexed journals, training of postgraduate doctors leading fellowship diabetes and Endocrine are some of the salient features of BIDE.

The international recognition was earned by BIDE in 2008 by responding to the call of International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to form part of an international collaborative voluntary network. BIDE was selected as one of eight IDF Centers of Education from all over the world.


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