Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), a member of Qatar Foundation, in collaboration with Sidra Medicine, organised the second discussion session online for parents of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
The meeting was attended by parents and attended by Dr Abdullah al-Hamaq, executive director of Qatar Diabetes Association, and his medical team.
The session was presented by Dr Ahmad Mohamed El Awwa, consultant paediatric, Endocrinology & Diabetes, Sidra Medicine, and Rasha Abu Raslan, treatment development specialist at Medtronic Qatar, who addressed the audience with education and responded to their queries.
The webinar was characterised by a great interaction by the parents and asked a number of questions about the pump and how it works throughout the day with the best performance of the pump. The session also touched on the types of pumps and the differences between their use and the use of injections and insulin pens.
Insulin pump is small, computerised device that mimic the way the human pancreas works by using the sugar monitor (sensor) and pump together so that the pump provides the body with insulin according to its need when eating or when the sugar is high. It also relieves or stop
pumping insulin to avoid hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) But it is confirmed that so far no complete treatment has been found to cover the meal with insulin without interfering with the carbohydrates counting.