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June 29, 2019

American Diabetes Association Honors Qatar Diabetes Association


Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), a member of Qatar Foundation, has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association through a six-minute film broadcast at the 79th annual American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.

The film focuses on the organization’s efforts over the last 20 years in raising diabetes awareness, and showcases a variety of the center’s current projects, including its various camps, the Mobile Clinic, and the Healthy Kitchen initiative. The acknowledgement also demonstrates QDA’s dedication to addressing diabetes on an international level.

Dr. Abdulla Al-Hamaq, Executive Director, QDA, attended the conference. “We are very grateful that QDA has been selected to showcase by the American Diabetes Association for its outstanding work as a diabetes center. We are fully committed to pursuing novel approaches to tackling the prevalence of diabetes, especially in light of global forecasts indicating an increase in the number of afflicted patients.

“Through our various health-education activities and programs, QDA provides information, outreach, and support to people with diabetes and their families, helping to raise public awareness of the causes of the condition and means to prevent it.

“We believe that all these achievements would not have been possible without the support and direction of Qatar Foundation and its leadership,” said Al-Hamaq.

The five-day annual meeting features timely and significant advances in basic science and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes. It is attended by more than 20,000 people, including 14,000 clinicians, from over 100 countries.

The film was broadcast at the conference by ADA TV within the main auditorium, on branded screens at the venue, on ADA shuttle buses, in the hotel, on ADA’s social media pages and website, and YouTube. To view the clip, please visit: