Dasman Institute to treat young diabetic patients
Kuwait’s leading institute for treating diabetes is expanding its approach, treatment techniques and researches on various conditions namely illness among the young.
Dasman Diabetes Institute is currently conducting up to 53 studies on causes of the second type of diabetes, gestational diabetes (affecting pregnant women), and the disease afflicting children and adolescents and Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY), said the institute’s general director, Dr Qais AlDwairi in a statement to KUNA.
Among the major studies currently underway is the one based on the technique of heat shock for tissues of the liver and muscles; outcome of which will be revealed by the yearend, said Dr Al-Dwairi.
Dr Maisa Kamkar, in charge of research at the institute, said the institute’s new approach is basically aimed at cooperating with medical centers specialized in illnesses affecting the nerves, eyes and kidneys, to establish a clearer picture about the disease complications. Moreover, the institute is also seeking to substantiate a strong theory suggesting that the mostly disease spread among individuals in racially coherent communities, where it genetically persists.
The institute will sign cooperation accords with a number of topnotch institutes and universities in America, Europe and Asia early next year. Realizing that diabetes was one of the most chronic diseases among Kuwaitis, Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) financed establishment of the institute. Its cornerstone was laid on 8th May 2001. In June 2006, the institute was inaugurated by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. It was set up to prevent, control and mitigate the impact of diabetes and related conditions in Kuwait through effective programs of research, training, education, and health promotion and thereby improve quality of life in the population.
Dasman Diabetic Institute General Director Dr Qais Al-Dwairi