DDI scientist wins first prize at diabetes conference

One of the scientists from Kuwait’s Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI) who attended the Malaysian National Diabetes Institute’s (NADI) Diabetes Asia Conference (DAC) 2019,has won the first prize for the ‘Best Poster’ presented at the conference

The conference, which was held in the Malyasian capital Kuala Lumpur, was attended by three scientists from DDI — Dr. Eman Al Shawaf, Dr. Sulaiman Marafie and Dr. Anwar Mohammad — who presented their scientific work in the poster displays. The poster presented by Dr. Marafie was awarded the first prize.

Since 2002, NADI has been organizing annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) conferences to create a platform that emphasizes the latest advances in diabetes research. The DAC 2019 event hosted diabetes researchers from across Asia to share their latest research findings to improve diabetes care.

As the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes increases across the world, its increase is more evident in developing countries, including Kuwait and Malaysia. It is the mission of DDI to address the diabetes epidemic in Kuwait through diabetes research and diabetes-based initiatives that aim to educate the public on the latest diabetes treatment, management and prevention options.

Dasman Diabetes Institute was established in 2006 by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences to tackle the diabetes epidemic in Kuwait through focused diabetes research, integrated prevention, training and education.