On October 14, 2023, the Scientific Conference «World Diabetes Day 2023. Diabetes in Primary Healthcare» organized by the Department of the Internal and Family Medicine, including Postgraduate Training Courses, and the Ministry of Health of the Omsk Region, was held.
According to WHO, the number of people suffering from diabetes in the world has quadrupled over the past 40 years. According to the Ministry of Health of Russia, by 2022, more than 10 million people suffer from diabetes, and in 95% of cases it is type 2 diabetes. In 2023, on behalf of the President of Russia, a new federal project was developed. «Fighting Diabetes» Project is aimed at early diagnosis of the disease, provision of citizens with medical products and medicines, as well as prevention. Annually, World Diabetes Day is dedicated to a specific theme. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is Access to Diabetes Care, and in 2023 special attention was paid to the diabetes risk factors.
Assoc. Prof. Inna V. DRUK, MD, PhD, Head of the Department of the Internal and Family Medicine, including Postgraduate Training Courses, delivered the welcoming words to the participants of the Conference. She highlighted the importance and complexity of the problem of diabetes, the constant increase in the prevalence of this disease, the need for widespread introduction of innovative methods of prevention and treatment of both types diabetes into the clinical work, which will reduce the number of concomitant diseases and improve the prognosis of patients in the long term. Her reports were dedicated to the following topics: «Sulfonylureas’ place in the modern treatment of type 2 diabetes», «Stepping ahead of diabetes: choosing a reasonable combination», and «The role of butyric acid and inulin in the treatment of obesity and associated conditions». In her turn, Irina Yu. RODIONOVA, co-chairperson of the Conference, Head of the Endocrinology Department of the Omsk Regional Clinical Hospital, Chief Specialist in Endocrinology of the Ministry of Health of the Omsk Region, told about the modern concept of initiating type 2 diabetes treatment.
Residents of the Department of the Internal and Family Medicine, including Postgraduate Training Courses, expanded on the topics of prospects for glucose-lowering therapy for metabolic disorders, state-of-the-art technologies for insulin therapy, and the prevention of type 1 diabetes. Svetlana S. SAFRONOVA, Prof. Asst. of the Department of the Internal and Family Medicine, including Postgraduate Training Courses, introduced the main changes in the 2023 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on the management of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes and the key national solution in the treatment of diabetes.
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