KARACHI - Diabetes patients have been informed that the use of sugar free sweets , chocolates, chicken roast and diet cold drinks is also harmful for them.

Doctors asked them to eat white meat i e fish and chicken, the use of fish daily for them is better but they must avoid to eat roasted chicken. In addition eating sugar free rubbery made of milk is also harmful for diabetes patients.

These views were expressed by Director, Sir Syed Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences, Karachi Prof Dr Zaman Shaikh while addressing to a mini symposium on: “Molecular Biology based Identification systems” at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi on Thursday evening.

The symposium was organised by Biosciences department of Faculty of Life Sciences of the University in collaboration with Musaji Adam and Sons.

Those who also addressed to the symposium were included Dean Faculty of Life Sciences, MAJU Prof Dr Kamran Azim, Assistant Professor, COMSATS Institute of information Technology, Islamabad Dr Waseem Haider and Sr faculty member of Biosciences department, MAJU Dr Khitab Gul.

Addressing to the symposium Dr Zaman Shaikh said that is generally under stood that eating rice fatness tendency in a person is totally wrong, eating boiled rice in little quantity is not harmful. He also advised to the diabetic patients to enjoy foods from all food groups and to reduce salt intake.

He further told that artificial sweeteners are also harmful, if you desire to take chocolate always use dark black chocolate which have some bitter taste. He also told to use dark colored vegetables particularly spinach.

Earlier at the start of symposium, Dean Faculty of Life Science, Prof Dr Kamran Azim said that the objective to organize this symposium on the eve of World Diabetes Day to inform the People that how biosciences may help for the treatment of diabetes and other kind of diseases.

He said that the DNA sequences technology may be used for the treatment of various diseases and to conduct research work on it. He said that this technology may be used to know genetic changes as a result of various kinds of diseases.

Dr Kamran also told the participants of the symposium that recently established Biosciences department at MAJU is offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs in important areas of biological sciences including Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.

He told that these programs are aimed to provide a composite set of fundamental knowledge and cutting edge skills of modern medical, pharmaceutical and agricultural sciences and technology. At the end of symposium the participants visited biosciences department lab to see a demonstration of rapid Microbial identification system which is very ideal for environmental monitoring, contamination investigation, root cause analysis etc.