Karachi: Ten percent population of Pakistan is diabetic in Pakistan and the prevalence is rising due to unhealthy lifestyle and poor healthcare facilities in the country, said noted experts here on Monday.
Prof Muhammad Zaman Shaikh, Director of National Institute of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Dow University of Health Sciences DUHS and Prof Najam Ul Hassan of Aga Khan University Hospital were addressing a press conference here at Karachi Press Club.
They said constant tension and unhealthy lifestyle have increased the risk of diabetes among the people. They stressed the importance of awareness among the masses to save them from chronic disease like diabetes.
They announced that Pakistan Endocrine Society is organizing its 10th Annual Symposium on 8th & 9th December 2012 in Karachi. Theme of symposium will be “Promoting Hormone Health”. The reason for this selection of the theme is to promote the understating of endocrine diseases, its diagnosis, management and available treatment options in our local and national setup of Pakistan
Prof Zaman Shaikh said that 10 percent of population is facing diabetes in our country. He said constant tension and unhealthy lifestyle increased the risk of diabetes among the people. He stressed the importance of awareness among the masses to save them from chronic disease like diabetes.
Prof Najam ul Hassan said that disorders of hormones is the main causes of obesity, menstrual disturbances, short stature and diabetes among the peoples. He further said disorders of hormones only increased or control through injection.
Dr Qamar Masood said the regular consumption of fast food items, change in lifestyle and industrialization has increased the risks of this disease. He urged the masses to adopt simple lifestyle, 35 minute daily exercise and use of fruits and vegetables in daily diet which would save them from diseases.
He further said will be three pre-symposium workshops on the topic of thyroid nodules, evaluation of short stature & diabetic foot would also be held. The inauguration ceremony will be on 8th December.
Dr Muhammad Ahmed of Saudi Arabia will deliver key notes on “Challenges in the Management of Thyroid Cancer” and Dr Hamed Farooqi of Dubai United Arab Emirates UAE will also be another guest speaker.
There will be satellite symposium on the topic of “Translating Diabetes Care from Guidelines to Practice”. Other national and international endocrinologists will also deliver their lectures on different topics: Metabolic Bone Disease in Children, Obesity, Insulin therapy & menstrual disturbances along with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.