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18 Nov, 2014

Diabetes growing rapidly in GCC region | GulfNews.com

Dubai: Despite a slew of diabetes health awareness campaigns, the prevalence of the disease is soaring as the globe observes World Diabetes Day today.

Type 2 diabetes is caused due to a decadent lifestyle and bad nutrition and the rate is not only climbing but it is expected to get far worse in the Middle East, with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries heading the list, according to latest data released by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) this week.

One in 10 people in the Gulf States is living with it. The number of cases is expected to increase by more than 80 per cent from 36.8 million people today to 67.9 million in 2035 making the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region one of the world’s fastest growing regions for diabetes, says IDF.

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