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UAE health alert as diabetes sufferers increase

UAE was ranked 15th worldwide for diabetes occurrence in a 2013 study conducted by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), with 18.98 per cent of the UAE population living with diabetes. More importantly, Type 2 diabetes is becomin

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Marriott Hotels Bahrain joins diabetes drive

The Marriott Executive Apartments Manama and Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Juffair in Bahrain participated in a walkathon to raise awareness about diabetes in the kingdom.   Organised by Al Rashid Group, the "Walk-a-thon fo

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Diabetes rates soar in the Middle East

The cases of type 2 diabetes continue to soar in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, where around one in every ten adults live with diabetes, according to recent data. The International Diabetes Federation’s new

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Diabetes can lead to serious eye related diseases

Diabetes could lead to various sight problems or even lead to permanent blindness, warned Dr Madhav Rao, consultant ophthalmologist / vitreo-retinal surgeon at Abu Dhabi’s tertiary healthcare provider, Burjeel Hospital. Diab

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20pc in GCC living with diabetes

An average 20 per cent of the GCC population and nearly 19 per cent of the UAE population now live with diabetes, with a marked increase in type II diagnoses, according to latest figures by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

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RCSI Bahrain to continue operating mobile diabetes unit

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has signed a deal with the Bahrain Diabetes Society to allow the continued operation of the Paediatric Mobile Diabetes Unit in the kingdom. It was signed between Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdu

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Alert over surge in diabetes rate in Bahrain

Bahrain has one of the highest rates of diabetes prevalence in the world, said its Health Ministry. According to new figures released by the ministry yesterday (August 17), 15.4 per cent of Bahrainis aged over 20 suffer from diabetes, s

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Experts warn over rise in cataracts in GCC

Eye experts in Dubai have warned about the rising incidence of cataracts in the GCC’s young by ageing population, especially among the large diabetic community.   Cataracts are the leading cause of blindnes

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Diabetes focus for Saudi speaker tour

Saudi medical experts are meeting over a speaker tour across the kingdom, sharing the best practices in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diabetes. The tour featuring professional speakers, which recently took place in J

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Bahrain to slash medicine prices by half

Bahrain will slash prices of medicines used to treat diabetes, blood and heart diseases by 50 per cent by the middle of next month, said a top official. Prices will also be reduced for 1,800 categories of drugs in the first phase,

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