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Close Up Radio Spotlights Dr. Nuzhat Chalisa of Kisat Diabetes Organization

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Naperville, IL  Dr. Nuzhat Chalisa has been practicing medicine in Chicago, IL, for the past 20 years as a specialist in the field of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She also serves as a keynote speaker at multiple international diabetes conferences across the globe. Today, Dr. Chalisa is the president and founder of Kisat Diabetes Organization, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of diabetes and its complications through early screening and education.

“We are dedicated to raising awareness,” says Dr. Chalisa. "The endocrinologist is the specialist people trust, so we have decided to give our best.”

Dr. Chalisa was inspired to pursue medicine at a very young age after watching many of my family members suffer from diabetes. She formed Kisat Diabetes four years ago in memory of her father who passed away of complications from diabetes.

“Unfortunately, because people don't get symptoms in the early stages of the disease, many don't realize complications are developing in the background,” says Dr. Chalisa.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar.

According to Dr. Chalisa, diabetes does not have to be a life sentence. Today there are many medications available to treat diabetes.

Dr. Chalisa is also the author of the forthcoming Diabetes Beyond Numbers, a comprehensive review of management of diabetes and its complications.

“People have so many questions about diabetes,” says Dr. Chalisa. “That’s why I decided to write this book. It’s everything you need to know about diabetes as a patient with no complex medical jargon.”

For more information, visit www.kisatdiabetes.org