Prevalance of diabetes mellitus, especialty of type 2, is on the increase. This rise is the most marked in developing countries, Malaysia included. The increasing number of people with diabetes is compounded with the added burden of the chronic complications of the disease which remain an important cause of morbidity and premature mortality for those affected, and a huge challange to healthcare providers.
To help these issues, the National Diabetes Institute (NADI) of Malaysia, organises "Diabetes Asia Conference (DAC)" annually since its inception in 2002 as a Continuing Professional Development initiative on diabetes and related diseases. The "Diabetes Conmplications" Conference & Grand Rounds was first introduces in 2009 to provide specific focus on diabetes complicaitions.
The Continuin Professional Development Series as Diabetes Complications Conference & Ground Rounds aims to help in the prevention and effective management of diabetic complicaitons especially in relation to diabetic foot, cardiovascular disease, retinopathy and nephropathy. The emphasis is on recent advances and practical aspects in teh prevention and effective management of diabetic complications.
Participants are expected to be able to: