The press conference and panel discussion on the topic: “The importance of prevention, information and support to people with diabetes”, was held on 26th of November 2018, in the full conference room of the CentreVille Hotel & Experiences in Podgorica, in organization NGO Brini o Sebi, under the auspices of the Ministry of Health of Montenegro, in organization support Vision Event agency.
Chronic non-communicable diseases carry an increasing load in our society, so in accordance with the World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated on 14th of November, this conference paid special attention to the prevention and treatment of diabetes in Montenegro with the aim of informing and familiarizing the Montenegrin public with the problem and the burden of diabetes, the ways of prevention and ways of supporting the patients.
The event began with speeches of representatives of the Ministry and health institutions in Montenegro, who provided relevant informations about conditions of diabetes treatment in Montenegro and pointed out ways of preserving and improving health.
To participants addressed secretary of the Ministry of Health, Nikola Antovic, Dr Sreten Kavaric, Director of the Internal Clinic of the Clinical Center of Montenegro, Dr Nebojsa Kavaric, Director of Health Care Center Podgorica, Dr Djurdjica Ostojic, Director of the Center for Control and Prevention of non-communicable diseases in front of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro and Mr Sead Cirgic, Director of the Health Insurance Fund of Montenegro.
Under the modernization of Vlatko Stijepovic, was held a panel on the topic “The importance of prevention, information and support to people with diabetes”. Panelists were Dr Valentina Kalinic, an internist – endocrinologist, in front of the Association of Diabetes Society, Dr Enisa Pupovic, spec. internist – endocrinologist, in front of the Diabetes Advice Center in the Health Center, Dr Dragan Likic, Head of the Register for the Sickness of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro, Ivan Milasevic, President of the Association “Diabetes Podgorica”/diabetic and Milos Androvic, in front of pharmaceutical company TBC Novo Nordisk.
Panelists emphasized the importance of prevention, then education, self-control and self-awareness of diabetes, which are crucial in preventing many complications.
The main conclusion from the press conference is the importance of the synergy of all health institutions in Montenegro and taking concrete steps in prevention and education, in order to eliminate all the prejudices about this disease among the inhabitants of our country.