Joint Fight Against Diabetes

Joint Fight Against DiabetesJoint Fight Against Diabetes

The Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Italian Barometer Diabetes Observatory (IBDO) on scientific cooperation in curbing the increasing rate of diabetes.

The MoU was signed by Deputy Health Minister Mohammad Baqer Larijani and IBDO President Renato Lauro on Tuesday in Rome, IRNA reported.

Under the agreement, academic and research centers from both sides will collaborate to create an extensive virtual network to develop programs to prevent and treat various types of diabetes.

“Given the high prevalence of diabetes in Iran and its impact on people’s health, we are trying to check its growth through better diagnosis, more efficient management, and enhancement of treatment,” Larijani said.

He said Iran’s efforts in diabetes control will be expanded to include cooperation with other countries in international projects.