4th Symposium on Diabetes in Humanitarian Crises

May 9-10, 2024  •  Athens, Greece

This trial is funded by a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to the University of Pittsburgh

This year, we received many abstract submissions and have listed the accepted poster abstracts below, which highlight the latest research and field experiences related to diabetes in humanitarian crises.

Poster Abstracts

Analysis of health needs of Ukrainian refugees with diabetes by online survey

Iryna Vlasenko

Capacity building to improve Diabetic Foot Management in UNRWA Programmes: an overview of WDF-funded projects

Y. Shahin, J. S. Y. Madsen, H. Odeh, W. Zeidan, A. Seita

Creating impactful peer support interventions for non-communicable disease management in humanitarian settings

Lars Bruun Larsen, Jytte Roswall, Éimhín Ansbro, Pablo Perel, Benjamin Schmid, Sigiriya Aebischer Perone

Cross-sectional survey of healthcare providers to assess diabetes care and characteristics of refugee children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Deniz Özalp Kızılay, Agata Chobot, Claudia Piona, Emrullah Arslan, Tiago Jeronimo dos Santos, Laura Cudizio, Samim Özen, Mehmet Akif Sezerol, Şükran Darcan, Carine de Beaufort, Damla Gökşen, on behalf of JENIOUS

Decentralizing diabetes care in Ethiopia: a mixed method assessment of the readiness of primary healthcare facilities

Guji T, Tilahun Y, Aseffa BY, Cole CB, Amako O, Endeshaw A, Belete R

Diabetes Self-Management Smartphone Application: Could it be an Alternative for Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Low Resource Settings?

Nancy Samir Elbarbary

Enhancing Diabetes Self-Management in Low and Middle-Income Countries through Low-Cost Technological Interventions: The Impact of the Blue Circle Diabetes App

Nupur Lalvani

Ensuring Healthcare Access for Internally Displaced Persons with NCDs (i.e., Diabetes Mellitus) Learnings from the LOVE project in Marawi City & Lanao Del Sur, Philippines

Dr. Aileen Espina, Aimee I. Mateo, Julianne Mesaric

Integrated Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Humanitarian Response Project Implementation Research

Abdullah Nsour, Royal Health Awareness Society

Integration of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Humanitarian Primary Health Care: Learnings from eight years of programming at the IRC

Laura Miller, Dr. Lilian Kiapi, Dr. Catherine Lee, Dr. Mouna Mayoufi, Dr. Stella Njagi

Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety among Patients with Diabetes registered at UNRWA Health Centers in Jordan

Khalil Abu Naqera, Rabie Naqa, Majd Hussein, Yousef Shahin, Zoheir Elkhatib, Shatha Albaik

The status of care for youth with type 1 diabetes within and from humanitarian crises settings: a narrative review

Dr Steven James, Dr Roopa Mehta, John McCaffrey, Dr Samira B. Jabakhanji, Dr Maisoon Mairghani, Dr Dominika Bhatia, Olive James, Dr Sylvia Kehlenbrink, Dr Philippa Boulle, Kiran Mejia Mehta, Prof David Simmons, Prof Edward W. Gregg

Report of the 3rd Annual Symposium on Diabetes in Humanitarian Crises

Prepared By: The International Alliance for Diabetes Action

Find the official report here.