DKSH Cambodia and Abbott Nutrition host World Diabetes Day Workshop January 13, 2020


			
				DKSH Cambodia and Abbott Nutrition host World Diabetes Day Workshop

DKSH and Abbott Nutrition have collaborated with the Cambodia Society of Diabetology and Endocrinology to host this year’s World Diabetes Workshop in Phnom Penh. 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 World Diabetes Day Workshop

DKSH and Abbott Nutrition have collaborated with the Cambodia Society of Diabetology and Endocrinology to host this year’s World Diabetes Workshop in Phnom Penh. 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 14, 2020 DKSH Cambodia and Abbott Nutrition in cooperation with the Cambodia Society of Diabetology and Endocrinology (CSDE) hosted the World Diabetes Day workshop once again this year. The event was attended by a total of 150 diabetes and prediabetes patients at Hotel Cambodiana Phnom Penh.

 

During his opening speech, Prof. Koy Vanny, Endocrinologist, President of the Cambodia Diabetology-Endocrinology Society, emphasized that there were approximately 425 million diabetes patients worldwide, meaning one out of eleven people is affected. He pointed out that particularly in Cambodia, there were 246,000 diabetes patients (2.6 percent of the adult population). “Diabetes awareness programs are necessary to help our people get away from this disease,” he continued.

 

Dr. Touch Khun, Vice Director of Kossamak Hospital, Chief of Diabetes Department, shared his knowledge on the topic “Even though I have diabetes, I can stay healthy”. He underlined that diabetes can lead to many life-threatening complications, such as damage to eyes, kidneys as well as nerves, and that it can lead to severe conditions like blindness, renal failure and diabetic foot disorders. Dr. Touch Khun commented: “All these complications can be prevented by controlling glycemic and blood pressure along with proper diet, regular exercise and medication.” He also discussed the benefits of diabetes nutrition to support type 2 diabetes management. According to him, 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 it 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 naturally manage blood sugar˄. Glucerna is the number 1 doctor recommended brand in the US*.

 

* Rothstein-Tauber, Inc. market research. Survey of 1500 physicians and 1250 dietitians run in May 2014.

˄Postprandial glycemic response (spikes).