The Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at Medical University-Varna hosted a scientific-practical seminar for doctors and patients with diabetes. The event entitled "Diabetes and Nervous System - a Different Perspective" was organized in cooperation with Military Medical Academy-Sofia, Medical Faculty of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and National Sports Academy-Sofia.
The conference aims to cover all major issues related to diabetic polyneuropathy treatment, prevention and home-based rehabilitation. During the forum GPs and patients with diabetes underwent training on risk factors, way of life and physical activities of patients with neurological complications.
Event moderator was Acad. Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Titianova-Head of Clinic of Functional Diagnostics of Nervous System, MMA - Sofia and Department of Neurology, Psychiatry, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Medical Faculty of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silva Andonova - Head of Second Clinic of Nervous Diseases at St. Marina University Hospital and a lecturer at Department of Neurology and Neuroscience was the main lecturer and organizer on the part of the hosts at MU-Varna. Among the trainers were also Assoc. Prof. Daniela Lyubenova – Vice-Dean and Head of Department of Kinesiotherapy and Rehabilitation at NSA "V. Levski"-Sofia and Dr. Pavlina Nikolova - Product Manager "Endocrinology and Neurology", WÖRWAG Pharma-Bulgaria.
Non-medicated home-based rehabilitation programme was demonstrated during the training with the patients. It included plenty of exercises, and it is a part of the complex therapeutic approach in diabetic polyneuropathy treatment and prevention.
"This is a unique event because for the first time such great attention has been paid to patients themselves and their training. We need exactly this kind of training for the affected and their relatives in order to be successful and to achieve good results," commented Prof. Silva Andonova and added that a second event dedicated to training of patients with acute ischemic stroke had been planned ahead.