Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology
Baqai Medical University (BMU) National Association of Diabetes Educators of Pakistan (NADEP) Insulin my Life (IML) Pakistan Working Group on Diabetic Foot (PWGDF) Ramadan Study Group (RSG) STOP DIABETES IN PAKISTAN (SDP)
GDM
It is a Joint project of World Diabetes Foundation & Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology. The main objectives of this 3 years project are to create awareness in the community, regarding GDM, to train health care professionals in prevention, screening, diagnosis and management of GDM, to Institutionalize GDM screening and to organize integrated GDM services.
The planned project activities include:
  • Public Awareness Programs on GDM.
  • Public Awareness Campaign on GDM through print and electronic media.
  • Development of awareness literature on GDM.
  • Screening of pregnant women for GDM.
  • Training courses in GDM for doctors, Midwives and paramedics involved in obstetric care.
  • Establishment of three major GDM centres and 30 minor GDM clinics.
  • Establishment of GDM Advocacy Board.
  • Development of “GDM Reference Manual”.
The successful completion of the project would result in
  • Education of 5400 women on GDM through awareness programs’.
  • Sensitization of further 100,000 people on GDM through print and electronic media.
  • Training of 1620 health care professionals in GDM.
  • Establishment of three major GDM centres and 30 minor GDM clinics.
  • Screening of 13050 pregnant women for GDM.
  • Identification of nearly 1696 women as having GDM (at an expected prevalence rate of 13% in South Asians).
  • Dietary and educational counseling.
  • Management and monitoring of identified GDM cases.
  • Constitution of a “GDM Advocacy Board” consisting of eminent diabetologists, obstetricians and social leaders.
  • Making routine screening for GDM among pregnant women institutionalized in the target areas and subsequently in other parts of the province.
  • Development of a GDM Reference Manual and making it available on line.
The Project Team
Prof. Abdul Basit
FRCP (London)
Project Director
Director, BIDE
Dr. Shabeen Naz Masood
MCPS, FCPS, PhD, DCPS Consultant Obstetrician & Cosmeto Gynecologist
Dr. Musarrat Riaz
FCPS Fellow of Endocrinology Consultant Physician & Diabetologist
Dr. Asmat Nawaz
DDM, M. Med Sci, (Endocrinology) UK
Project Manager
Abdul Rehman
MBA Finance
Finance Manager
Saira Shahid
B.com, Diabetes Educator
Project Coordinator
Rizwan Alam
BA, Diploma IT
Project IT Support