RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RCSI Bahrain to continue operating Mobile Diabetes Unit

 Mobile Diabetes Unit

11 September, 2014 - A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Diabetes Society and RCSI Bahrain President, Professor Sameer Otoom, which will allow the continued operation of the Paediatric Mobile Diabetes Unit.

An initial two-year pilot project involved over 1200 primary school aged children from government and private schools educated about Type II diabetes.
Ms Julie Sprakel, Head of RCSI Bahrain's Community Engagement Office said, "The mobile unit's success is in part due to the programme being included within the University's School of Nursing's Year Three curriculum, in which only the top academic students can participate."

The mobile unit was donated to the Bahrain Diabetes Society by the Rotary Club. Their ongoing support enables the mobile unit to provide children with educational leaflets and use of interactive education games.
Both the Bahrain Diabetes Society and RCSI Bahrain are celebrating important milestones this year. The Bahrain Diabetes Society is celebrating 25 years in Bahrain and RCSI Bahrain is celebrating its 10th anniversary.