Published by Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
- In 2017, 17.3% of the UAE population between the ages of 20 and 79 have type 2 diabetes
- 1 million people living with diabetes in the UAE, placing the country 15th worldwide for age-adjusted comparative prevalence.
- Rapid economic growth, sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets characteristic to the UAE are all risk factors, leading to the number of people with diabetes expected to be double 2.2 million by 2040.
Published by International Diabetes Federation
- United Arab Emirates is one of the 19 countries and territories of the IDF MENA region. 425 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 39 million people in the MENA Region; by 2045 this will rise to 67 million. There were over 1.185.500 cases of diabetes in the UAE in 2017.
Published by Gulf News
- Humaid Al Qatami, Director General of the DHA, said: “Diabetes is a disease that has reached epidemic proportions worldwide and will affect 642 million worldwide by 2040 and be the seventh leading cause of death by 2030.
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