Season 3, Episode 4: I Don’t Have Diabetes. Do I Need A CGM?
In this episode of Dia-Logue: The Diapoint Podcast, we continue our discussion about Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) use in people without diabetes.
In part 2 of this conversation, we speak with the team from Glucare Health, a diabetes clinic based in Dubai, UAE. Dr Yousef Said, a specialist in Internal Medicine and Diabetology, and Dr Ihsan Almarzouqi, the Co-founder and Managing Director of Glucare, join Pam to go deeper into the discussion. Not only is Ihsan an expert in diabetes, but he is also a former Olympic athlete, so he shares his special insights with us.
Both of these diabetes experts bring a fresh perspective to the question, “If you don’t have diabetes, do you need a CGM?”
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Dr Ihsan Almarzooqi is the Co-Founder and Managing director at GluCare Health – a hybrid digital therapeutics company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is also currently Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Gulf Properties.
From 2008–2017, Dr Almarzooqi served as Director and Deputy Head at Mubadala Healthcare and as Vice-Chairman of the Boards of Directors for Healthpoint, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, National Reference Laboratory, Tawam Molecular Imaging Centre, and Capital Health Screening Centre. He was also a board member for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi from 2012–2016.
Dr Almarzooqi earned his Ph.D. from University College London, focusing on gene therapy applications. He holds a Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering from University College London, a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, and a Master of Business Administration from London Business School.
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Dr Yousef Said is a German board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine and Diabetology at GluCare.
From the period of 2013–2017, Dr Said served as an assistant doctor at Vinzenz Pallotti Hospital Bensberg, Germany, within the Department of Internal Medicine, Hemato/Oncology, and Gastroenterology.
He later worked as an assistant physician and specialist in Internal Medicine and Diabetology at St. Vinzenz Hospital Cologne within the Internal Medicine and Diabetology/Endocrinology Department.
He has a special interest in the diagnostic and treatment of Diabetic Foot Syndrome. He previously served as the Director of the Internal Medicine department at AACSH, Dubai Healthcare City.
Dr Said graduated from the University of Cologne Medical School, Germany.
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About Dia-Logue: The Diapoint Podcast and Pamela Durant
Here at Dia-logue: The Diapoint Podcast, we talk to experts and people living with diabetes about social situations, nutrition, mental health, travel, and many other topics related to health and wellness.
The Founder & Managing Director of Diapoint, Pam Durant, shares her experience as the mother a teenage son who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 20 months old.
Pam was also a healthcare manager for 25+ years, and is a certified Wellness and Lifestyle Medicine coach. She is passionate about showing people how to not just survive, but thrive.
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