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DKSH Cambodia and Abbott Nutrition host Diabetes Workshop January 02, 2019


			
				DKSH Cambodia and Abbott Nutrition host Diabetes Workshop

DKSH has collaborated with Abbott Nutrition to host this year’s World Diabetes Workshop in Phnom Penh to support the World Diabetes Day. The event aims to raise awareness with the Cambodian public on how to prevent diabetes, and to help patients with diabetes learn to live better with the condition.

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DKSH Cambodia and Abbott Nutrition host Diabetes Workshop

DKSH has collaborated with Abbott Nutrition to host this year’s World Diabetes Workshop in Phnom Penh to support the World Diabetes Day. The event aims to raise awareness with the Cambodian public on how to prevent diabetes, and to help patients with diabetes learn to live better with the condition.

Phnom Penh, January 2, 2019 DKSH Cambodia and Abbott Nutrition have hosted two workshops at the occasion of the World Diabetes Day, in cooperation with the Preah Kossamak Hospital and the Cambodian Society of Diabetology and Endocrinology​ (CSDE). The events were attended by a total of 350 diabetes and prediabetes patients.

 

During his opening speech, Prof. Koy Vanny, Endocrinologist, President of the Cambodia Diabetology-Endocrinology Society Association, emphasized that there were approximately 425 million diabetes patients worldwide, meaning one in eleven people are getting diabetes. He pointed out that particularly in Cambodia, there were 246,000 diabetes patients (2.6% of the adult population). “The burden impacts the health economy in Cambodia and around the world,” he continued.

 

Dr. Thel Sophea, Secretary General of CSDE, Endocrinologist at the Khmer Soviet Friendship hospital also joined the workshop and shared his knowledge: “Microvascular complications, including damage to eyes, kidneys and nerves can lead to severe conditions like blindness, renal failure and diabetic foot disorders and are caused by hyperglycemia.” He also added that in preventing these complications, glycemic and blood pressure control was essential along with a proper diet, regular exercise and proper medication.

 

Additionally, Dr. Touch Khun, Vice Director of Kossamak Hospital, Chief of Diabetes Department, discussed the benefits of diabetes nutrition to support type 2 diabetes management. He mentioned that food and nutrition supplements played a very important role in controlling blood sugar: “Patients must make sure that they consume enough food to keep them well, yet not too much that will cause them hyperglycemia. Along with that, taking a complete, balanced nutrition supplement is a good choice for improving the overall nutrition status and diabetes treatment.”

 

Glucerna Triple Care from Abbott Nutrition is scientifically formulated for diabetes and pre-diabetes patients offering a complete and balanced nutrition to help nourish diabetes patients and control their blood glucose level, weight and waist circumference, promote heart health as well as improve their diabetes treatment.

 

Feedback from the workshop participants was positive: they were able to learn more about diabetes, about diabetes prevention, but also how to improve the quality of life for existing diabetes patients.