UAE is making relentless efforts to fight diabetes
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Today, the UAE joins with the countries of the world in the activities of World Diabetes Day, which falls on November 14 each year, at a time when the UAE is making tireless efforts to improve the level of care for diabetic patients, by intensifying of initiatives and programs as well as the development of treatment and prevention methods.
Medical specialists stressed the need to raise awareness of diabetes, step up efforts and help curb the spread of the disease, which is considered one of the most dangerous chronic diseases.
dr Endocrinologist Hisham Mohamed Abu Al-Saud said: “The United Nations estimates that 422 million adults worldwide were diagnosed with diabetes in 2014, compared with 108 million people in 1980. The global prevalence of diabetes (age-standardized) has has almost doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in adults. This underscores an increase in risk factors associated with problems such as overweight and obesity. Over the past decade, the prevalence of diabetes has increased significantly in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries.
He added: “Symptoms of diabetes include excessive urination, thirst, constant hunger, weight loss, blurred vision and fatigue. These symptoms can appear suddenly but are often less noticeable. A healthy diet combined with good physical activity and not smoking can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. It is possible to treat diabetes and prevent its consequences or delay its onset through medication, regular check-ups and treatment of any complications.” the provision of health and treatment services that conform to international best practices.
dr Sarla Kumari, a diabetes specialist, explained that the UAE is pioneering efforts to curb the spread of diabetes and improve the quality of life for people with diabetes. She added: “It is imperative for a diabetic, whether they have Type 1 or Type 2, to actually maintain their health, to follow a healthy diet and program, and to have a regular daily exercise regimen, as this helps the body produce insulin.” can use better, which helps to better control blood sugar levels. ». She pointed out that diabetes is closely related to the lifestyle, physical condition and weight of the patient, so changing dietary habits and avoiding obesity will improve prevention of the disease that needs to be addressed and provide the information that the individual needs to live with the disease and treat it carefully.
dr Muhammad Al-Maree advocated the need to organize awareness and education campaigns about the disease and ways to prevent it and its complications, which are constantly organized by specialized health authorities, which would lead to early detection of the disease.
He said: “Awareness of the importance of healthy diet and lifestyle patterns and engaging in activities to prevent diabetes is an important foundation for controlling the disease, in addition to promoting early diagnosis, supporting patients and raising awareness of ways to prevent it.” Prevention or delay of diabetes. ” He pointed out that the country’s competent authorities have extraordinary initiatives to promote health and improve healthy behaviors to ensure the prevention of diseases and contain the spread of some of them, especially chronic diseases, especially diabetes.
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