As part of the series of lectures organized by the Faculty Staff Development Unit, Dr Sharaf Ezzat Sharaf, Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department, the College of Pharmacy, gave a lecture titled “Diabetes and Latest Developments in Metabolism Medications”. Dr Sharaf, who carried out this research as part of his PhD thesis, gave the lecture on Thursday, 3/6/1438 Hijri, March 2nd, 2017.
The lecture started by an introduction about diabetes, then he discussed its medications and metabolism diseases medications. Diabetes is characterized by a number of disorders in carbohydrates building and breaking down and the body metabolism. Metabolic Syndrome is a mix of health disorders that, in general, results from overweight and obesity, he explained, noting that it increases risks for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
Dr. Sharaf also discussed the latest developments in diabetes treatment, including modern medications for metabolism, including the medicines used for the treatment of obesity and high cholesterol levels that affect insulin production. This reduces risks of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
At the end of the lecture, Dr Sharaf answered the questions of the attending staff concerning the most significant modern medications for metabolism issues.