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Doctors to train for treating diabetes

Update: April, 15/2014 - 08:46
Only 33.4 per cent of diabetics in the country are properly diagnosed and 56.3 per cent are diagnosed but untreated, according to research published in Viet Nam.— VNA/VNS Photo

HCM CITY (VNS)— International-standard training courses in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes will be offered over the next three years to 1,500 Vietnamese endocrinologists and general practitioners to treat the increasing number of diabetics in the country.

The Specialised Training Education Programme in Diabetes was an effort between the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Vietnamese Association of Diabetes and Endrocrinology VADE.

Only 33.4 per cent of diabetics in the country are properly diagnosed and 56.3 per cent are diagnosed but untreated, according to research published in Viet Nam.

The training courses, designed by VADE and ADA to adapt to practical situations in Viet Nam, will offer international-standard practical knowledge in diabetes, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen.

According to the International Diabetes Federation, the rate of diabetes in Viet Nam in 2012 was about 4 per cent of the population, or about 4 million people. — VNS

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