Diabetes Assistant Kuwait Health Network
  • Locations: Sharq
  • Duration: 100 Hours

Course details

This course is aimed at community leaders (eg teachers) who will be able to utilize the knowledge gained in the course and to impact awareness bout diabetes as well as to have an understanding of appropriate referral for professional intervention. The Dasman Center Education epartment ill offer this course which  will  comply with the requirements of the AADEEach course will consist of three consecutive levels which will be ffered alternately in English and Arabic. Students are expected to attend all three courses to obtain a comprehensive understanding of Diabetes hich is so prevalent in the region.

Week 1 

Introduction to Diabetes1

 History, Signs and Symptoms, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Blood glucose monitoring, Dietary Aspects, Insulin Resistance, hysical activity, Diabetes Therapies (OHA and Insulin)Practica – blood glucose monitoring, A1c, specific urine tests, log books, case studies, njection devices, injection technique

Week 2

Introduction to Diabetes 2  

Short term complications including hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, Hyperosmolar nonketotic comas, sick days, ketoacidosis, surgery, trauma, elf management, Pregnancy Practica – ketone testing, case studies

Week 3

Introduction to Diabetes 3

  Long term complications F neuropathy, PVD, cardiovascular disease, nephropathy, retinopathy, sexual dysfunction – male / female, sychological aspectsPractica – Microalbuminuria testing, cholesterol testing, blood pressure, retinal screening, case studies

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About Kuwait Health Network

The Kuwait Health Network (KHN) teams started training Healthcare professionals to use the robust Clinical Informatics Platform, KHN. Over 35 participants have been trained on the use of the innovative application and the numbers are rising as more practices and centers join the network and "get-connected"!

The Kuwait Health Network (KHN) service demonstrates how existing healthcare data can be turned into a service to coordinate and improve long-term conditions care in Kuwait.

The service integrates existing data flows, and where necessary supports the collection of new clinical data sets for inter-disciplinary team working. It also supports real time audit, access to eLearning material and will provide patient access to their own medical data, and support tools linked to healthy living initiatives.

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