Currently, one of the two people living with diabetes is not diagnosed.
Diabetes can be expensive for individuals and families according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Today, on World Diabetes Day, IDF says that in many countries, the cost of insulin injection and daily monitoring may consume half of the average single-use income of a family. Regular and affordable access to essential diabetes medicines is inaccessible to many people.
The latest statistics from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Inflation (Mohap) indicate that the total population in 2017 is approaching 11.8 per cent with a concern of 19.3 per cent, in the UAE. The prevalence of 2 diabetes is among the highest in the world. In 2013.
According to the IDF, an estimated 32 percent of the adult population (20-79 years), including both UAE nationals and foreign citizens, by 2020, estimated the probability of diabetes or prediabetes by $ 8.52 billion (Dh31.27 billion). may have a cost exceeding $). If current trends continue, the next ten years.
This year's theme is addressed – & # 39; Diabetes concerns every family & # 39; – IDF says families play an important role in addressing modifiable risk factors for type 2 diabetes and that they need to be equipped with education, resources and settings to live a healthy lifestyle.
Currently, one of the two people living with diabetes is not diagnosed. "All families are potentially affected by diabetes, and are therefore vital in early detection of awareness of signs, symptoms and risk factors for all types of diabetes," said Dr Hüseyin Abdulrahman Rand, deputy undersecretary for health clinics and clinics in Mohap. .
In 2013, the WHO ranked 16th in the prevalence of WHO diabetes.
According to the IDF, the prevalence rate of the disease in 2017 fell to 17.3 percent. The Federation says there are more than one million people living with diabetes in the UAE and are 15th in the world for age-adjusted comparative prevalence.
Ministry, the director of health education and promotion department. According to Fadila Mohamed Sherif, she works with the Emirates Association for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) to reduce the sugar content in soft and sugary drinks.
The results of a survey released last week showed that about 70 percent of people with diabetes did not believe it was a serious disease.
The Emirates Diabetes Association published the findings of a patient questionnaire questioning 604 people with diabetes in the UAE; only 26 percent of them believed that type 2 diabetes increased the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Abdulrazzaq Al Madani, president of the Emirates Diabetes Society, said: 2 Type 2 diabetes is a serious epidemic worldwide, not only in the UAE. Emirates
He also said it is important to address the issue at the national level to control UAE diabetes.
"Through joint efforts and close cooperation of all beings throughout the continuity of health services can be controlled."
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