Available On-Demand

45% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed,1 or diabetes is recognized only when life-threatening complications affecting the heart and blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, nerves, or teeth develop.2 Diabetes is a complex, chronic condition requiring continuous medical care with multifactorial risk-reduction strategies beyond glucose management.3 In this webinar, Dr. Maakaroun will discuss these risk-reduction strategies to avoid permanent organ damage.

Key learning objectives

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to diagnose and manage diabetes patients.
  • Discuss the comorbidities associated with diabetes and the most important organs affected by diabetes and its comorbidities.
  • Determine how innovative assays can help optimize management of diabetes patients and route them for proper care.

Who should attend

Laboratorians, pathologists, and clinicians

  1. IDF Diabetes Atlas 2021. 10th edition
  2. International Diabetes Federation - Diabetes Complications
  3. Diabetes Care. 2023;46(Suppl. 1):S1-S4


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Youssef Maakaroun, MD

Youssef Maakaroun, MD

Medical Science Liaison

Siemens Healthineers

Youssef Maakaroun is a medical science liaison at Siemens Healthineers. Prior to Siemens Healthineers, Dr. Maakaroun held positions in commercial and scientific affairs at Sebia (clinical electrophoresis manufacturer). He contributed to developing a separation method for the measurement of HbA1c.

Dr. Maakaroun obtained his Medical Doctor degree from Saint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon, followed by a specialized master’s degree in medical management from ESCP Europe in Paris, France.

Dora Wells

Dora Wells

Editorial Team


Dora studied biomedical science at the University of Manchester, UK, and as a member of the editorial team, plays an integral role in helping to shape the content on SelectScience.


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