« back to home

The National Conference on Diabetes and Nutrition held in Rabat, Morocco

May 18, 2016

The National Conference on Diabetes and Nutrition organized by the Moroccan League for the Fight against Diabetes in collaboration with the International Diabetes Federation, Middle East and North Africa section, took place on 13th and 14th May at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Rabat, Morocco with attendants from a range of North and West-African countries. In a special session on gestational diabetes (GDM), Dr Bettina Utz from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp presented the findings of the situational analysis on gestational diabetes in Marrakech-Al Haouz, a joint research of the National Institute of Public Health, Rabat, Morocco and ITM, funded by the Ministry of Health and UNFPA Morocco. The presentation initiated a vivid discussion that underlined the need for a more simplistic model of detection and management of GDM through health care providers working at the primary level of care.