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Association of Prediabetes with Adiposity in Emirati Children and Adolescents.

Majeed M, Saradalekshmi KR, Lessan N. European Congress on Obesity (ECO), May, Virtual.

The short-term effect of surgical and pharmacological intervention in obesity caused by MC4R deficiency: a single centre experience.

Saradalekshmi KR, Fojas E, Ali T, Suliman S, Lessan N. European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE), May, Virtual.

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency associates with lower BMI in males with Type 2 diabetes.

Fojas E, Saradalekshmi KR, Ali T, Lessan N. European Congress on Obesity (ECO), May, Virtual.

An analysis of flash glucose monitoring (FGM) data on insulin-treated patients with diabetes: effects of COVID-19 lockdown.

Ashraf T, Helal H, Majeed M, Lessan N. European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE), May, Virtual.

Contribution of Obesity and Physical Inactivity to the Increased Type 2 Diabetes risk in Emiratis.

Alkaf B, Parkinson J, Thomas EL, Blakemore AI, Jarvelin MR, Lessan N. Diabetes UK, April, Virtual.

Diabetes educator training in the United Arab Emirates (UAE): A review on the outcomes and impact.

Fojas E, Mamaril BSA, Ali T, Lessan N. Diabetes UK, April, Virtual.

Difference in high density lipoprotein cholesterol between type 1 and type 2 in a paediatric population: 10-year Emirati study.

Ali T, Saradalekshmi KR, Helal R, Fojas E, El-Refee S, Sabbour H, Lessan N. Diabetes UK, April, Virtual.

Dyslipidaemia and Diabetes in Children and Adolescents with Obesity: a 10-Year Retrospective Emirati Study

Ali T, Saradalekshmi KR, Helal R, Fojas E, El-Refee S, Sabbour H, Lessan N. American Diabetes Association (ADA), June, Virtual.

Global Analysis of Obesity and Physical Activity Rates and their Relation to Diabetes Risk.

Alkaf B, Blakemore A, Jarvelin M, Lessan N. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), February, Virtual.

Changes in Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and Body Composition: a UAE Ramadan Study.

Ali T, Majeed M, Lessan N. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), February, Virtual.

Vitamin D status among Emirati children and adolescents: relationship of obesity, diabetes, and metabolic parameters.

Majeed M, Siddiqui M, Lessan N. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), February, Virtual.

Ramadan Fasting among older children and adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: A real world study from the UAE.

Muammar T, Fojas E, Helal R, Lessan N. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), February, Virtual.

A comparison of lipid parameters in Emirati children with international standards: a ten-year retrospective UAE study.

Ali T, Helal R, Radha S, Fojas E, Wazan M and Lessan N. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), February, Virtual.

The Influence of Ramadan fasting on the thermic effect of food (TEF): a UAE Study.

Ali T, Majeed M, Lessan N. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), February, Virtual.

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and its effects on glycosylated haemoglobin: data from an Emirati cohort.

Fojas E, Radha S, Ali T, Lessan N. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), February, Virtual.

Obesity and cognitive function in children and adolescents: relevance of socio-economic factors.

Pearce AP, Ashraf T, Helal T, Saidi S, Flaharty K, Vaidya CJ, Lessan N. European Congress on Obesity (ECO), May, Virtual.

Ramadan Fasting among older children and adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes in the UAE.

Muammar T, Fojas E, Helal R, Lessan N. Diabetes and Ramadan (DaR). January, Dubai, UAE.

Lipid Profiles in Children and Adolescents: the Effect of Weight and Diabetes Status.

Ali T, Saradalekshmi KR, Fojas E, Helal R, Wazan M, El-Refee S, Sabbour H, Lessan N. European Congress on Obesity (ECO), September, Virtual Congress. Dublin, Ireland.

Progressive weight gain to a BMI of 89 kg/m2 following a road traffic accident: a collusion of nature and nurture?

Ashraf T, Lessan N. European Congress on Obesity (ECO), September, Virtual Congress. Dublin, Ireland.

The effect of Ramadan fasting on thyroid function tests: a study of patients on thyroxine replacement therapy.

Alkaf B, Ali T, Bakir A, Lessan N. European Society of Endocrinology (ECE). September, Virtual Congress. Prague, Czech Republic.

Lipoatrophy in a patient with type 1 diabetes: genetic or immunological?

Ashraf T, Awad N, Suliman S, Helal R, Naqvi S, Lessan N. European Society of Endocrinology (ECE). September, Virtual Congress. Prague, Czech Republic.

Management challenges in familial partial lipodystrophy (FPLD): a case report.

Lessan N, Moriarty M, Suliman S, Naqvi S. Diabetes UK (DUK), March, Liverpool, England, UK.

The effects of Ramadan fasting on the resting metabolic rate in patients with diabetes.

Saadane I, Speakman J, Hamby K, Finer N, Lessan N, Barakat MT. Diabetes UK (DUK), March, Liverpool, England, UK.

Metformin-associated vitamin B12 Deficiency in patients with diabetes: A 10-year-retrospective study from the UAE.

Lessan N, Alameri M, Boharoon H, Al Tikriti A, Barakat MT. Diabetes UK (DUK), March, Liverpool, England, UK.

Efficacy of Liraglutide in weight management post bariatric surgery patients : data from an Emirati cohort.

Alnuaimi A, Saradalekshmi KR, Alameri M, Barakat MT, Lessan N. British Endocrine Society (BES), November, Brighton, UK.

BMI Concordance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE): A study of 200 twin pairs.

Wazan M, Ali T, Barakat M T, Lessan N. British Endocrine Society (BES), November, Brighton, UK.

Risk of sleep apnoea among Emirati patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Hassan S, Buckley A, Al Tameemi T, Fojas E, Barakat M T, Lessan N. British Endocrine Society (BES), November, Brighton, UK.

Permanent Neonatal Diabetes Due to NKX2-2 Mutation: First report from the UAE.

El-laboudi A, Fojas E, Ashraf T, Naqvi S, Lessan N. International Diabetes Federation (IDF), December, Busan, Korea.

Challenges in insulin resistance: impact of bariatric surgery.

Lessan N, Ashraf T, Naqvi S. International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), September, Madrid, Spain.

Bariatric Surgery versus Ligralutide Injection in Two Obese Emirati Sisters with Melanocortin-4 Receptor deficiency.

Lessan N, Fojas E, Naqvi S. International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), September, Madrid, Spain.

Dramatic weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy in a patient with obesity due to heterozygous leptin receptor mutation.

Lessan N, Ashraf T, Moriarty M, Naqvi S. European Congress on Obesity (ECO), April, Glasgow, UK.

Glycaemic response to a mixed meal challenge: does camel milk preload confer an advantage?

Moriarty M, Buckley A, Ashraf T, Barakat MT, Lessan N. British Endocrine Society (BES), November, Brighton, UK.

Bariatric surgery outcomes amongst older obese patients: data from an Emirati cohort.

Saradalekshmi KR, Barakat MT, Lessan N. British Endocrine Society (BES), November, Brighton, UK.

Bariatric surgery outcomes in super obese Emirati patients.

Saradalekshmi KR, Fojas EG, Barakat MT, Lessan N. British Endocrine Society (BES), November, Brighton, UK.

The Association of Physical inactivity with Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus risk in Emiratis: a Case-Controlled Study.

Alkaf B, Lessan N, Chambers JC, Barakat MT. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Obesity trends in Emiratis and non-Emiratis with Type 2 diabetes in the last 10 years: 2007 – 2017.

Alkaf B, Lessan N, Barakat MT. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Performance of risk scores for Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in the Emirati population.

Buckley A, Moriarty M, Gines K, Barakat M T, Lessan N. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), December, Cape Town, South Africa.

An audit of the real life use of Liraglutide 3 mg to treat obesity in patients of Arab descent.

Suliman M, Buckley A, Al Tikriti A, Tan T, Carel le Roux C, Nader Lessan N, Barakat M T. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Estimation of GCK-MODY prevalence by phenotype among Emiratis at a single centre in United Arab Emirates.

Moriarty M, Lessan N, Barakat MT. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Hypothyroidism among UAE patients with Down Syndrome.

Boharoon H, Lessan N, Barakat MT. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), December, Cape Town, South Africa.

A novel mutation causing an unusual presentation of MEN1 Syndrome.

Lessan N, Alameri M, Moriarty M, Naqvi S. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Not Prader-Willi syndrome: successful fertility in a patient with an erroneous diagnosis for over 25 years.

Lessan N, Moriarty M, Boharoon H, Navi S. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Ramadan fasting is associated with a significant reduction in Resting Metabolic Rate in the first week.

Saadane I, Lessan N, Barakat M T. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), December, Cape Town, South Africa.

The effects of Ramadan fasting on energy expenditure in healthy non-obese individuals.

Saadane I, Speakman J, Hamby K, Finer N, Lessan N, Barakat MT. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), December, Cape Town, South Africa.

An SH2B1 mutation causing obesity and declining school performance.

AlMansoori S, Barakat MT, Lessan N, Blakemore A. International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE), December, Cape Town, South Africa.

Obesity and diabetes in adults with Down Syndrome: data from a large diabetes centre in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Fojas E, Moriarty M, Barakat MT, Lessan N. British Endocrine Society (BES), November, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Comparison of the impact of camel milk and cow milk on blood glucose in healthy individuals.

Moriarty M, Buckley A, Lessan N, Barakat MT. British Endocrine Society (BES), November, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Prevalence of Adenovirus 36 infection and association with obesity and diabetes in the United Arab Emirates.

Lessan N, Radha S, Barakat MT, Atkinsons R. British Endocrine Society (BES), November, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Glycaemic variability is associated with microvascular complications in Emiratis with type 2, but not type 1 diabetes.

Suliman M, Buckle A, Lessan N, Barakat M T. International Federation of Diabetes (IDF), Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome by glucose tolerance & autoantibody status in Emirati individuals.

Buckley A, Lessan N, Suliman M, Barakat M T. International Federation of Diabetes (IDF), Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome by glucose tolerance & autoantibody status in Emirati individuals.

Buckley A, Lessan N, Suliman M, Barakat M T. International Federation of Diabetes (IDF), Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Prevalence of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver in individuals of Arabic origin attending diabetes services in the UAE.

Buckley A, Murphy K, Sam A, Lessan N, Barakat M T. International Federation of Diabetes (IDF), Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Metabolic effects of bariatric surgery in residents of the UAE with type 1 diabetes.

Suliman M, Buckley A, Lessan N, Barakat M T . International Federation of Diabetes (IDF), Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Coeliac disease among Emirati patients with type 1 diabetes: data from a large diabetes centre in the UAE.

Wafa W, Buckley A, Lessan N, Barakat M T. International Federation of Diabetes (IDF), Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Waist to hip ratio is a better predictor of type 2 diabetes than body mass index in Emiratis: a case-control study.

Alkaf B, Lessan N, Chambers JC, Barakat M T. International Federation of Diabetes (IDF), Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Presentation of latent-type autoimmune diabetes in Emirati people under the age of 30 years.

Buckley A, Lessan N, Suliman M, Barakat M T. International Federation of Diabetes (IDF), Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The effects of Ramadan fasting on resting metabolic rate in healthy non-obese individuals.

Saadane I, Barakat M T, Lessan N. European Obesity Summit (EOS), Gothenburg, Sweden.

Glycaemic and non-glycaemic effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP1) agonists among UAE patients with diabetes.

Alkaabi F, Almazrouei R A, Lessan N, Hassan S, Barakat M T. Diabetes UK (DUK), March, Glasgow, England, UK.

The effects of Ramadan fasting on energy expenditure in healthy non-obese individuals.

Saadane I, Speakman J, Hamby C, Finer N, Lessan N, Barakat M T. International Congress of Endocrinology, September, Beijing, China.

High risk of sleep apnoea among Emirati patients with diabetes and obesity.

Hassan S, Buckley A, Al Tameemi T, Lessan N, Barakat M T. International Congress of Endocrinology, September, Beijing, China.

GLP1 agonist treatment in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: effects on weight and glycaemic control in an Emirati population.

Almazrouei R A, Alkaabi F M, Lessan N, Barakat M T. International Congress of Endocrinology, September, Beijing, China.

Fasting pancreatic polypeptide as a potential biomarker for microvascular disease in Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Sam A, Buckley AJ, Meeran K, Beck P, Barakat M T, Bloom S, Lessan N, Murphy K. April, Boston, USA.

The effect of combined treatment with SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP1 agonists on weight and glycaemic control.

Wafa W, Lessan N, Barakat M T. International Congress on Endocrinology (ICE), September, Beijing, China.

Screening for the non alcoholic fatty liver disease in the obesity epidemic.

Lessan N, Buckley A, Bakir A, Bhatt R, Barakat M T. European Association for the Study of Diabetes, (EASD), September, Stockholm, Sweden.

GLP-1 agonist based therapy has modest effect on weight and glycaemic control among UAE patients with diabetes: analysis of data on 3725 patients.

Almazrouei R A, Alkaabi F M, Lessan N, Barakat M T. European Association for the Study of Diabetes, (EASD), September, Stockholm, Sweden.

Clinical and Environmental Determinants of Vitamin D Status in Abu Dhabi.

Lessan N, Hannoun Z, Buckley A, Holick M F, Barakat M T. The Endocrine Society Annual Meetin (ENDO), March, San Diego, United States.

Fundamental Differences in Glucose Stability in Patients on Insulin Compared to Diet/Metformin Treated Patients During Ramadan Fasting Insights from Poincaré Plot.

Lessan N, Saadane I, Barakat MT. Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD), February, Paris, France.

Adenovirus 36 seropositivity in 760 children in the UAE: association with overweight and altered body composition.

Lessan N, Hannoun Z, Hasan S, Barakat M T, Lee Z, Atkinson R L. International Diabetes Federation (IDF), November, Vancouver, Canada.

Imperial College London Diabetes Centre Repository.

Daggag H. Qatar Biobank Conference, February, Doha, Qatar.

An audit of insulin pump therapy in two large diabetes centres in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Lessan N, Hassan S, Taimah M, Barakat M T. Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD), February, Paris, France.

ICLDC Repository: a research platform for development of personalised medicine.

Daggag H, Al Tikriti A, Barakat M T. European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG), June, Glasgow, UK.

Metabolic control among 20852 Emirati patients with diabetes.

Bakir A, Lessan N, Narayan S, Hannoun Z, Barakat M T. Diabetes UK (DUK), March Liverpool, England, UK.

Obesity and insulin resistance dysregulate the metabolome in Emirati children.

Hubal M J, Nadler E P, Lessan N, Hannoun Z, Barakat M T. American Diabetes Conference (ADA), June, San Francisco, United States.

An Audit of Insulin Pump Therapy in Two Large Diabetes Centres in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Lessan N, Hassan S, Taimah M, Barakat M T. Advanced Diabetes Conference (ADC), September, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Adenovirus-36 seropositivity among children in the UAE: is there a link with diabetes and obesity?

Lessan N, Hannoun Z, Barakat M T. Advanced Diabetes Conference (ADC), September, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Cardiovascular risk profile at different levels of glucose tolerance among patients in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Lessan N, Barakat M T. Advanced Diabetes Conference (ADC), September, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Poor correlation liver transaminases with obesity: a retrospective analysis of data on 50204 adults in the UAE.

Lessan N, Hassan S, Barakat M T. Advanced Diabetes Conference (ADC), September, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Depression and glycaemic control in the Emirati patients with diabetes; how strong is the association?

Khalil A, Lessan N, Narayan S, Hannoun Z, Barakat M T. Diabetes UK, March, Liverpool, UK.

Effect of bariatric surgery in an Arab child with melanocortin-4 receptor mutation.

Lessan N, Hameed N, Barakat M T. Advanced Diabetes Conference (ADC), September, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) study of patients with diabetes mellitus during Ramadan fasting : identifying patients at a higher risk.

Lessan N, Hannoun Z, Hasan H, Barakat M T. Diabetes UK (DUK), March, Manchester, England, UK.

Changes in glucose profiles during Ramadan fasting at different levels of glucose intolerance: a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) study.

Lessan N, Hannoun Z, Hasan H, Barakat M T. Diabetes UK (DUK), March, Manchester, England, UK.

One month continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) record of a patient with diabetes mellitus during Ramadan fasting.

Lessan N, Hannoun Z, Hasan H, Barakat M T. Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD), March, Paris, France.

Predication of hyperglycaemic excursions during Ramadan fasting in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Hannoun Z, Lessan N, Barakat M T. International Diabetes Federation (IDF), December, Melbourne, Australia.

High prevalence of elevated liver transaminases among 38,727 patients in a diabetes centre in the United Arab Emirates.

Hannoun Z , Lessan N, Barakat M T. European Society of Endocrinology (ESE), April, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The correlation between HbA1c and blood glucose levels within the Emirati population.

Bakir A, Hannoun Z, Lessan N, Barakat M T. Advanced Diabetes Conference (ADC), September, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Prevalence of MODY patients within a large group of patients with diabetes mellitus within the United Arab Emirates.

Lessan N, Daggag H, Hannoun Z, Tikriti A, Barakat M T. Advanced Diabetes Conference (ADC), September, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

25 hydroxy vitamin D level among 36728 adult patients in the United Arab Emirates: association with age and BMI and diabetes mellitus.

Lessan N, Hannoun Z, Barakat M T. International Diabetes Federation (IDF), December, Melbourne, Australia.

Hyperprolactinaemia: Secondary Development of Cabergoline Resistance.

Adjene A O, Lessan N, Abdalla T, Barakat M T. European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) Update, January, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Optimising Calcium & Vitamin D replacement in Hypoparathyroidism.

Hameed A, Lessan N, Barakat M T. European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) Update, January, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Addison’s Disease: when is a “normal” random cortisol normal?

Lootah F B , Lessan N, Barakat M T. European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) Update, January, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Acromegaly: uncovering unique challenges.

El-Gayer H, Lessan N, Barakat M T. European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) Update, January, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Thyroid nodule management: getting the Right side.

Lessan N, Barakat M T. European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) Update, January, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis in a young Arab Emirati Man.

Lessan N, Barakat M T. European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) Update, January, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Relevance of overweight and obesity to prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and adverse cardiovascular risk factors in UAE patients.

Adjene A O, Lessan N, Barakat M T. American Diabetes Association (ADA) Middle East Congress, December, Dubai, UAE.

Cardiovascular risk profile at different levels of glucose tolerance among patients in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Lessan N, Barakat M T. American Diabetes Association (ADA) Middle East Congress, December, Dubai, UAE.

Ramadan fasting among patients with diabetes-assessing changes in glucose profiles using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM).

Lessan N, AlMousawi H, Barakat M T. Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD), February, Barcelona, Spain.

Ramadan fasting among Muslim in type 2 diabetes: a comparison between patients with good and poor glycemic control using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM).

Lessan N, AlMousawi H, Saadane I, Barakat M T. American Diabetes Association (ADA), June, San Diego, United States of America

Ramadan fasting among Muslim in Type 2 Diabetes: A comparison between sulfonylurea and non-sulfonylurea treated patients using (CGM).

Lessan N, AlMousawi H, Barakat M T. International Diabetes Federation (IDF), December, Melbourne, Australia.

Effect of sleeve gastrectomy in two Arab children with melanocortin-4 receptor mutation.

Lessan N, Hameed N, Barakat M T. International Diabetes Federation (IDF), December, Dubai, UAE.

HbA1c as a diagnostic criterion: comparison to oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT) in 1035 adults from the UAE.

Lessan N, Vetter B, Barakat M T. International Diabetes Federation (IDF), December, Dubai, UAE.

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