Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital to install latest insulin pump for patient with diabetes

Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital to install latest insulin pump for patient with diabetes

DUBAI, 26th August, 2021 – The Emirates Health Services (EHS) has revealed that the medical team of Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital has successfully inserted the ‘Medtronic Minimed 780G’ for a patient with type 1 diabetes for the first time in the UAE.
‘Minimed 780G’ is the world’s latest insulin pump system, which automatically adjusts insulin delivery to patient needs for an easier way to stabilise glucose levels, using modern medical technologies and algorithms. It features an advanced level of automation for diabetes management and can correct high glucose levels during sleep, thus avoiding undesirable consequences.
This comes as part of the EHS’s efforts to upgrade its therapeutic services and enhance the confidence in the quality and efficiency of healthcare services in the country.
Tangible results have appeared since the first weeks of using the new pump, where the percentage of time in the normal range has jumped to 94 percent, as opposed to 62 percent in the previous pump, without any hypoglycemic episodes. These results are attributed to the use of artificial intelligence and algorithms that allow the insulin infusion to be paused and restarted automatically without patient intervention.
Congratulating Al Qassimi Hospital on this achievement, Dr. Youssef Mohamed Alserkal, Director-General of the EHS, said, “This falls within the EHS’s relentless efforts to provide an effective and sustainable healthcare system for a happy and healthy society, optimise resources and raise quality for both healthcare providers and patients.”
He added that the EHS is keen to expand its global partnerships network, develop the skills of specialised cadres and provide them with the appropriate training opportunities, in line with its strategy to establish sustainable healthcare services. The EHS is also committed to utilising the latest medical innovations that improve patients’ quality of life and help them to optimally deal with their disease.
Lauding the unstinting support of the EHS, as well as the provision of the latest medical equipment and technologies and enhancing the capabilities and skills of the medical staff, Dr. Safia Al Khaja, Director of Al Qassimi Women’s and Children’s Hospital, said the insertion of the latest insulin pump system contributes to further supporting patients with diabetes and improving their quality of life in accordance with international best practices.
From her side, Dr. Elham Al Amiri, Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist and Diabetologist, Al Qassimi Hospital for Women and Children, and Vice President of the Friends of Diabetes Association, said, “The ‘Medtronic Minimed 780G’ pump serves as an innovative way to pump insulin. The pump can help patients more closely mimic the way a healthy pancreas does. It replaces the need for frequent injections by delivering precise doses of rapid-acting insulin 24 hours a day to closely match your body’s needs.”