As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread and is declared by WHO as a pandemic, it is important for everyone to take the necessary precautions to help prevent infection and spread of the virus. While it is difficult to assess the unique implications of COVID-19 in people with diabetes (type 1, type 2, or gestational) at this time, diabetes and other chronic medical conditions can make patients more vulnerable to infections, leading to serious consequences. In addition, uncontrolled diabetes with hyperglycemia is known to impair immune system. Many people with diabetes may have other comorbidities such as hypertension and cardiovascular disease, it is imperative to follow specific COVID-19 precautions and prevention guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and your endocrinologist or health care providers in the Gulf region.
International AACE Chapters enhance the mission of AACE by improving the ability of clinical endocrinologists worldwide to provide the highest quality of patient care and in fostering educational programs that allow for a closer relationship among the members and potential members. International chapters also expand the market for AACE programs and services to help increase the visibility of AACE as an advocate for patient care issues in endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism and nutrition. AACE Gulf Chapter was established in 2012 by a group of senior endocrinologists headed by Dr. Wiam Hussein from Bahrain who is the chapter founder. Supporting the development of International AACE Chapters, in accordance with proper guidelines governed by the AACE Board of Directors and the Chapters Committee, is an extension of AACE’s vision to be recognized worldwide for its clinical leadership.
Join the world’s largest organization that represents clinical endocrinologists, with over 6,500 members in the United States and 90 other countries and gain AACE Member Benefits attending this year’s conference.
AACE Members receive great benefits such as:
- Complimentary subscriptions to AACE publications
- Discounted rates to AACE meetings, including the Annual Meeting
- Access to the AACE Clinical Practice Guidelines, Position Statements, and Consensus Conferences
- Membership in the AACE Gulf Chapter
- Complimentary access to Empower® patient materials