Admission of a diabetic patient is considered failure of treating physician-Samad Shera

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 Int. Conference on Diabetes & Endocrinology

Admission of a diabetic patient is considered
failure of treating physician-Samad Shera

JSMU has always encouraged research and Collaboration
in academic activities -Tariq Rafi

In Pakistan endocrine disease including sexual disorders
are unfortunately
 treated by Hakeems-Zaman Sheikh 

KARACHI: Education is considered the cheapest and most effective form of treatment of diabetes. We need to educate not only physicians but also people with diabetes, public and policy makers. This was stated by Dr. A. Samad Shera General Secretary of Diabetic Association of Pakistan who was the Patron of the recently held international conference on diabetes and endocrinology. The conference was organized by Sir Syed Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology headed by Prof. Zaman Sheikh in collaboration with College of Family Medicine Pakistan and Primary Care Diabetic Association here from September 1-2, 2018 which attracted many physicians and family physicians interested in diabetes care. 


Prof. Tariq Rafi Vice Chancellor of Jinnah Sindh Medical University chairing the inaugural session 
of International Conference on Diabetes and Endocrinology organized by SSIDE in collaboration
with College of Family Medicine. Also sitting on the dais from (L to R) are Prof. Zaman Sheikh, 
Dr. Samad Shera and Mrs. Afzal Begum.

Speaking in the inaugural session Dr. Samad Shera further opined that admission of a diabetic patient is considered the failure of the treating physician. Experts, he said, are often blamed to make simple things difficult who know more and more about less and less. Good speakers always have short stories with a message. Primary Care physicians should know how to treat diabetes and hypertension. They should have time to plan things. Imagination is better than education and diabetes is also now known as walking deficiency syndrome. We must share our knowledge with our juniors and colleagues to improve diabetic care in Pakistan.

Prof. Tariq Rafi Vice Chancellor of Jinnah Sindh Medical University who was the chief guest on this occasion said that they have always encouraged research and collaboration in such academic activities. Diabetes has a great impact on society and the family. We need to look for best ways to manage this disease. The conference will provide an opportunity to the participants to share their knowledge and experience about diabetes and endocrinology. We see new gadgets and in the days to come even pancreas replacement might become possible. Becoming a diabetic does not mean the end of the word as with appropriate and timely treatment diabetics can live a happy life and avoid its complications.

Chairman of the organizing committee addressing the participants said that diabetes is very common in Pakistan. Recently conducted survey by BIDE has shown that its prevalence in Pakistan was about 26%. Obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol make things worse. Endocrinology covers hormone diseases, infertility, growth of hair on the face of female, misuse and abuse of steroids. Most of the endocrine diseases including sexual disorders in Pakistan were unfortunately being treated by Hakeems and Homeopaths as well as faith healers. There have been new developments in insulin treatment and primary care physicians play a vital role in management of diabetes, he added. Mrs. Afzal Begum from Sir Syed Institute of Medical Sciences also spoke on this occasion.

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