Call for strategy to counter diabetes
According to the latest statistics, Qatar has one of the highest diabetes prevalence rates in the world with 17.5% of the adult population suffering from the disease
With the escalating diabetes rates in Qatar and the Arab region, there is a need for an educational strategy to control the disease, an official from the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) urged yesterday.
“The health bodies in each country should adopt a structured educational programme suitable for each country,” stated Manal Musallam, senior patient educator, adult diabetes at HMC.
She was addressing a session on “Promoting the Rights of Children with Type 1 Diabetes in School” at the Arab Diabetes Medical Congress, which concluded yesterday.
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Source News: Gulf Times