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Dr. Bilal Afzal

Designation

Diabetologist

Department

Endocrinology

Area of Interest

Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, GDM & Pre-Diabetes Management
1 Areas of Expertise
2 Education
3 Research Work
4 Affiliations
5 Awards & Honors
1 Areas of Expertise

Dr. Bilal Afzal is Consultant Diabetologist in Mukhtar A. Sheikh Hospital. His major clinical focus includes overweight and obese type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and the increasing prevalence of type 1 diabetes and type 2 Diabetes in young adults in Pakistan over the last five years. He also has an interest in prediabetes intervention and management of diabetes, and the use of insulin analogues and other newer agents to reduce the risk of hypoglycaemia.


Dr. Bilal Afzal is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the field of diabetes, and gives presentations and lectures to primary care physicians working in remote areas. He has also been working towards improving awareness of diabetes amid increasing prevalence in rural areas of Pakistan.

2 Education

M.Sc. Diabetes
University of South Wales,
Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
Dissertation Title: “Knowledge, Perception & Attitude of Type 2 Diabetes Patients towards Hypoglycemia in Primary Health Care in Pakistan”

PG Diploma in Diabetes
Cardiff University
Cardiff, Wales, U.K.

MBBS
Nishtar Medical College
Bahauddin Zakariya University
Multan, Pakistan

3 Research Work

Original Research Article - Under review (2018):

Title: “Knowledge, Perception & Attitude of Type 2 Diabetes Patients towards Hypoglycemia in Primary Health Care in Pakistan” – Article under review with JCPSP (First author).

 

Defined Study - Ongoing Project (2018):
Title: “Depagliflozin Efficacy & Safety as Mono or Combination therapy in reduction of Hba1c and Weight in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients”.

 

Defined Study - Ongoing Project (2018):

Title: “Efficacy of Liraglutide in terms of Hba1c and Weight reduction in young Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients”

 

M.Sc. Diabetes Dissertation Work (2015):
Title: “Knowledge, Perception & Attitude of Type 2 Diabetes Patients towards Hypoglycemia in Primary Health Care in Pakistan”.

4 Affiliations

Registered with;

Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC)
Full Registration No. 38238-P
General Medical Council (GMC)
6063896 - Fully registered and licensed to practice in U.K.
American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes UK
5 Awards & Honors

Distinction in M.Sc. in Diabetes

University of South Wales, Cardiff U.K.

Distinction in PG Diploma in Diabetes

Cardiff University, Cardiff U.K.