South Asia is now one of the epicenters of the diabetes epidemic. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) report, 90 million adults (aged 20 to 79 years) in the region are affected by diabetes. Besides, it was not possible to bring 4 crore 60 thousand people under diagnosis.
On Friday (September 8), the two-day BADAS-IDF South East Asia Regional Scientific Conference, 2023, organized by the Bangladesh Diabetic Association (BADAS) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) at the Bangmata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Convention Hall in Shahbagh, Dhaka, was inaugurated by expert doctors. speak
Doctors said that diabetes is one of the chronic diseases of the world. New topics are emerging to improve diabetes care and management and risk reduction. In such scientific conferences, the experiences of experts from other countries can be shared with each other and from one country to another. At the same time, new chapters are created to work together on effective issues.
The conference was inaugurated by the President of International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Prof. Aktar Hossain. The function was presided over by National Prof AK Azad Khan, President of Bangladesh Diabetic Association (BADAS) and South East Asia President of IDF.
A total of four special sessions including Diabetic Care were held in the region on the first day. More than five hundred expert doctors and researchers from home and abroad participated in the scientific conference.