The 11th Ostrava Diabetes Day
The 11th Ostrava Diabetes Day took place on 2 June 2023 in the Brick house of the Lower Vítkovice area. Traditionally, we also supported the event with our personal participation, implemented by two Ostrava diabetes centres. On the agenda were mainly this year’s novelties in the field of diabetic retinopathy screening using fundus camera. The programme presented the current possibilities of this examination in the diabetologist’s outpatient clinic, including the system of the company Aireen, with which we are establishing cooperation, among other things, through mutual access to events. Therefore, for the second time this year, a practical demonstration of the fundus camera with the possibility of a retinal examination for the participants of the conference also appeared at our stand.
In addition to the above-mentioned innovations, the programme focused on urological and nephrological complications of diabetes, their early detection and the cooperation between diabetologists, urologists and nephrologists.
Among the lecturers were prominent representatives of all the above-mentioned specialties, including the scientific secretary of the Czech Diabetological Society of J.E. Purkyně MUDr. Jan Šoupal, Ph.D., who presented the above-mentioned screening options.
In addition to the mentioned Aireen technology, our stand presented the traditional portfolio of glucose meters and applications. Also on display were supplements for patients with diabetes from the ArgoMed range.
Every year, the organizers, the heads of the diabetes centres, MUDr. Radka Nágelová (FN Ostrava) and MUDr. Jitka Homolová (MN Ostrava – Fifejdy), try to make the programme more unusual. This time it was a presentation of the Museum of Diabetes, a lecture dedicated to the history of insulin pumps and a travelling exhibition of pictures of children with diabetes on the theme “My friend insulin”.
The participation of the 120 doctors and nurses from the region present shows the great interest in this event, which we wish good luck and ideas for the next decade.
Division of Diabetology