Eye on Health: Antibiotic Awareness & World Diabetes Day #DubaiToday

This week marks World Antibiotic Awareness Week, and today Sally invites Dr Gordon Bland, Specialist in Family Medicine at Mediclinic Dubai Mall to discuss the crisis of antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today and can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
While it can occur naturally, misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process, with a growing number of infections becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them are becoming less effective. We’ll ask how antibiotic resistance can affect the body, the reasons for it and what we can do to help prevent it….

Today is also World Diabetes Day. Despite the awareness campaigns, there remain a lot misconceptions the disease. We’ll be speaking 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. They’ll be here to answer your questions after 1pm.

Get your questions in early on 4001, on the Dubai Eye app, or give us a call and speak directly to the experts on 04 423 1010.

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