Friday Magazine Nov 2017

Friday Magazine Nov 2017

How the UAE is fighting the diabetes epidemic

DiapointME founder Pam Durant was interviewed in the Friday Magazine in Gulf News. This article outlines how research in the UAE is aimed at understanding why diabetes affects so many people in the Middle East. Pam talks about her son’s Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis at just 20 months old, the shock of the news and the challenges she faced and continues to face in managing his diabetes, and the reason she created DiapointME.

Read the article here and find out more about diabetes research in the UAE.

Eye On Health Podcast – World Diabetes Day 2017

To help promote awareness of World Diabetes Day, DiapointME founder Pam Durant was invited to speak on the Dubai Eye podcast, Eye On Health, on November 14, 2017.

Here’s a little more about the Eye On Health podcast from Dubai Eye:

Today is World Diabetes Day. Despite the awareness campaigns, there remain a lot of misconceptions about the disease. We speak to Pamela Durant whose son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 20 months old, and hear how they dealt with it, Rhian Lindley who has managed to reverse her diabetes diagnosis, and Dr. Farhana bin Lootah of Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi. 

Listen below to Eye On Health!


Birthday Donation – Organizer

Friends of Diabetes
For my birthday, instead of presents, I asked for donations to raise money for Friends of Diabetes which is part of the Health Education Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah. This organization provides medicine and supplies to diabetic children in need. The event raised 11,000 AED. Read More Here

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