Fact Sheet and Infographic Booklet of the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2019 (NHMS 2019)

Posted by: | Posted on: May 30, 2020

Dear Valued MDES Members,

The Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) has released the Fact Sheet and Infographic Booklet of the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2019 (NHMS 2019) coordinated by the Institute for Public Health (IPH), together with the Institute for Health Systems Research (IHSR) and the Institute for Health Behavioural Research (IHBR).

This survey aims to provide the country with key health indicators as well as information on the healthcare needs of the population.

The NHMS 2019 is currently is in its sixth cycle, and consists three modules: Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD), Healthcare Demand (HCD) and Health Literacy.

This year, the Sarawak Rural Health survey will also be incorporated into the NHMS to provide vital data on the health status of communities living in rural Sarawak.

The survey fieldwork took place from April to September 2019. Information was collected by means of face-to-face interviews with eligible adults and children who live in 12,000 randomly selected households across the country, covering approximately 30,000 respondents.

Please click on this link to download the infographic booklet and fact sheet of NHMS 2019:

https://bit.ly/2Am3jxk

Thank you.

MDES Executive Committee


Webinar “LEAD to SUSTAIN: Diabetes Educator & Pharmacist Workshop”

Posted by: | Posted on: May 29, 2020

Dear Valued MDES Members,

There will be a webinar “LEAD to SUSTAIN: Diabetes Educator & Pharmacist Workshop” which will be held on 13.6.2020 (Saturday) at 5pm-7pm.

Please click on this link to register:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8074101317812276238

Please click on this link to download the flyer:

Invitation Card – Lead To Sustain DE & Pharmacist Workshop (13-Jun 2020) – FINAL

Thank you.

MDES Executive Committee

 


Diabetes Educators and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by: | Posted on: May 19, 2020

Dear Valued MDES Members,

There will be a live talk entitled “Diabetes Educators and the COVID-19 Pandemic” on 20.5.2020 at 2pm-3pm via Zoom session.

Please RSVP via this link:
ask.imu.edu.my/zoom-diabetes-management

Thank you.

MDES Executive Committee


CODHy AP Online Congress, June 6, 2020

Posted by: | Posted on: May 15, 2020

Dear Valued MDES Members,

In light of the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19 this year, the co-chairs of the Asia Pacific Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension (CODHy AP) are honored to invite you to the first CODHy AP Online Congress on June 6, 2020 from 08:00 – 21:00 (China Standard Time)

The first CODHy AP Online Congress scientific program will include the most dynamic and controversial topics facing Chinese and international clinicians in the fields of Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension.

Click here to register

For further information, please visit the Congress’ website: www.codhy.com/ap

Thank you.

MDES Executive Committee

 


COVID-19 & Diabetes, the Italian Experience Webinar

Posted by: | Posted on: May 14, 2020

Dear Valued MDES Members,

There will be a complimentary webinar on ‘COVID-19 & Diabetes, the Italian Experience’ as follows:

Date: 15 May 2020 (Friday)

Time: 6.30pm – 8pm (Malaysia Time)

You will find the details of the agenda and the speakers on the poster below.

Please click here to register:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6601131769359062032?source=Email

Thank you.

MDES Executive Committee


DHM & MDES CSR Project 2020

Posted by: | Posted on: May 5, 2020

Dear Valued MDES members,

We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy at this challenging time.

As you are aware Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) has diverted all its resources to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, all services for noncommunicable diseases (NCD) patients such as diabetic patients have been deferred to July 2020 at the earliest. This will affect significantly the B40 group, the elderly and those who are living alone. Even when the Movement Control Order is lifted, these NCD services are unlikely to be available for a few months. Failure of appropriate engagement of the B40 group may have potential catastrophic consequences in the terms of diabetes control and the subsequent worsening of their complications.

The Digital Health Malaysia (DHM) together with Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society (MDES) are collaborating to organise a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to support MOH in the current COVID-19 pandemic. The objective is to engage and support diabetic patients from the B40 group.

MDES is inviting and welcoming all MDES members to join this meaningful project as MDES volunteers.

What are MDES volunteers’ roles?

1. To reply patients’ enquiries related to diabetes via Short Messaging Service (SMS) or WhatsApp messages

2. To provide general advice eg. food intake, medication timing.

How does it work?

1. The engagement via SMS / WhatsApp will go through a common platform developed by DHM

2. Volunteers’ personal info eg. contact number will be concealed

3. MOH will provide patients’ information – name, age, address, name of follow-up health clinic, type of diabetes

4. If a patient needs urgent medical attention eg. hyperglycemia  or unwell etc, MDES volunteer to divert the case to MOH Response Team using the common platform

5. If a patient’s enquiry is beyond MDES volunteer’s capability, the case will be diverted back to the same platform with two options:

a) Option 1, if the case is not urgent and the request for advice is not within the professional training of the MDES volunteer, eg, a pharmacist receives a request for advice about diet, another volunteer can pick up the case and respond.

b) Option 2, if the case’s request is related to medical management, as allied health care professional, the volunteer will divert the case to MOH Response Team

How soon should I respond to a patient’s enquiry?

1. All enquiries should be answered by MDES volunteer asynchronous, but within the designated time frame (to be advised later)

Which language should I use to reply patient?

1. You may reply in English / Bahasa Malaysia, the AI (artificial intelligence) of common platform will do the translation according to patient’s preferred language

When will the project start and for how long?

1. We aim to kick-start the project in middle of May 2020

2. The project will run for 3 months

As MOH is expecting the project to be started soonest possible in May 2020, we hope to hear from you before 9th May 2020 if you are interested to join as a MDES volunteer.

MDES will request a letter from MOH to your employer to seek approval for you to undertake this project as a MDES volunteer.

Kindly email your details as listed below to mdes0507@gmail.com if you are interested.

1. Name

2. Contact number

3. Email address

4. Current work place

5. Profession

6. Spoken / written languages

7. Preferred voluntary days

8. Preferred voluntary time slot

We thank you in advance for supporting DHM_MDES CSR project, and we hope to hear from you before 9th May 2020.

Thank you.

Best regards,

MDES Executive Committee


Live Webinar “Trident – Together let’s improve the lives of people living with Diabetes”

Posted by: | Posted on: May 3, 2020

Dear Valued MDES Members,

There will be a live webinar entitled “Trident – Together let’s improve the lives of people living with Diabetes” on 9.5.2020 (Saturday) from 3pm until 5pm.

Please click on this link to register:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/344631330828160269

Thank you.

MDES Executive Committee


Online CME – Diabetes and Ramadan

Posted by: | Posted on: April 20, 2020

Dear Valued MDES Members,

A new, certified short course on Diabetes and Ramadan is available on the IDF School of Diabetes.

Please click on this link to access the online course:

https://www.idfdiabeteschool.org/Short-Course/diabetes-ramadan/en

Thank you.

MDES Executive Committee


COVID-19 & Diabetes: The Malaysian Perspective Webinar on 23.4.2020

Posted by: | Posted on: April 18, 2020

Dear Valued MDES members,

Please click on this link to register for the webinar:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/216344712010512654

Thank you.

MDES Executive Committee


Diabetes and COVID-19

Posted by: | Posted on: April 9, 2020

Diabetes and COVID-19

The global coronavirus pandemic poses a serious threat to health, with a fatality rate of almost 2%. While for many (more than 80% of cases), COVID-19 is mild, with minimal flu-like symptoms, in close to 15% of cases it has been severe and in 5% of cases it has led to critical illness.

What can people with diabetes and their loved ones do?

Read the IDF RECOMMENDATIONS here

Interview with Prof. Boulton, IDF President

Prof. Andrew Boulton, President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), held a Q&A interview on how COVID-19 affects people with diabetes and what they should do to prevent and manage the illness. Watch the video here.

SURVEY: Global views on COVID19

For Healthcare Professionals only: Dr. Yogini Chudasama & Prof. Kamlesh Khunti from the Diabetes Centre, University of Leicester, UK are collecting views to evaluate the global impact of COVID19 on care for individuals living with chronic diseases. 

Complete the survey here (2-3 minutes)

Home-based exercise against COVID19

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, governments in many countries have restricted the movement of their citizens, confining them to the home environment. Nevertheless, daily physical activity is an integral part of diabetes management and should be maintained.

Read the home-based exercise plan

Recorded webinar “diabetes in locked-in times”

The IDF South East Asia Region hosted a webinar on the management of diabetes and the link between diabetes and COVID-19, on Saturday 4th April 2020. Key speaker experts include Dr. Shashank Joshi, Dr. Sanjay Kalra, Dr. V. Mohan and Dr. Aravind Sosale.

Watch the webinar online

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