45% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed,1 or diabetes is recognized only when life-threatening complications affecting the heart and blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, nerves, or teeth develop.2 Diabetes is a complex, chronic condition requiring continuous medical care with multifactorial risk-reduction strategies beyond glucose management.3 In this webinar, Dr. Maakaroun will discuss these risk-reduction strategies to avoid permanent organ damage.
Key learning objectives
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain how to diagnose and manage diabetes patients.
- Discuss the comorbidities associated with diabetes and the most important organs affected by diabetes and its comorbidities.
- Determine how innovative assays can help optimize management of diabetes patients and route them for proper care.
Who should attend
Laboratorians, pathologists, and clinicians
- IDF Diabetes Atlas 2021. 10th edition
- International Diabetes Federation - Diabetes Complications
- Diabetes Care. 2023;46(Suppl. 1):S1-S4
SelectScience is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.
Youssef Maakaroun, MD
Medical Science Liaison
Youssef Maakaroun is a medical science liaison at Siemens Healthineers. Prior to Siemens Healthineers, Dr. Maakaroun held positions in commercial and scientific affairs at Sebia (clinical electrophoresis manufacturer). He contributed to developing a separation method for the measurement of HbA1c.
Dr. Maakaroun obtained his Medical Doctor degree from Saint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon, followed by a specialized master’s degree in medical management from ESCP Europe in Paris, France.