Dear Colleagues, Diabetes is increasing in epidemic proportions worldwide. Abdulrazzak Ali Al Madani, President of the Gulf Group for the Study of Diabetes (GGSD) and President of Emirates Diabetes Society (EDS), Sir Michael Hirst, President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Dr. It is MANDATORY that the first-named, presenting author of any abstract accepted for presentation, be registered and present to deliver his/her paper. John McDougall, Brenda Davis R.D. The conference is open to medical and non-medical persons, including persons with diabetes. Many other experts in the field will be presenting. The organisers explained that the person with diabetes is the focal point of the health care team, so the information disseminated is usually translated and couched to ensure optimal understanding at the level of the medical practitioner and the general public.
It was held at the AlFaisaliah Hotel, Riyadh. The subjects discussed during the conference were