Mrs. Faten Sukkar, Director of Education and Training Department at the Dasman Diabetes Institute, which was established by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, stated that the Education and Training Department recently organized in collaboration with Medtronic, Diabetes Education & Training Division for the Middle East, three consecutive workshops about the recent advances in Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Pump Therapy for people with diabetes. Healthcare professionals from the Dasman Diabetes Institute and six MOH hospitals in Kuwait attended the workshops.

The first workshop “Advanced Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitoring” was delivered over three days to healthcare professionals who are Pump Educators and require certification or recertification on the device. The workshop highlighted the Insulin Pump therapy and the latest sensor technology emphasizing the safety feature to automatically shut-off supply of insulin if the patient’s glucose levels drop too low, therefore protecting users against potentially dangerous Hypoglycemia. All the participants fixed the sensors on themselves and were subjected to verbal and written assessments to be certified insulin pump prescriber.

The second workshop “Fundamental Insulin Pump Therapy” was held over two days and it was aimed at novice pump users. The workshop introduced the participants to insulin pump therapy and essentials needed to master it. Finally the “Advanced Pump and Carbohydrate Counting” training was delivered to Pump Educators to maximize the benefit of pump therapy and achieve the best glucose outcome for people with diabetes. The workshops offered consecutively 16, 9, 9 CME credits for the above mentioned workshops. All participants expressed their gratitude to the Institute for organizing these advanced workshops which aim to keep the participants abreast of the latest developments in the field of diabetes.