Diabetes Challenge - MOPH Qatar Diabetes Newsletter - 28th Feb 2018

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Diabetes diagnoses have more than doubled in 20 years, UK analysis suggests

A new analysis, compiled by the charity Diabetes UK, appears to show that the number of diagnoses has shot up since 1998, at which point it is estimated 1.8 million over 16s were diagnosed with diabetes. The number of adults and older teens with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled over the past 20 years, with 3.7 million people aged 17 or older now known to be living with the disease, campaigners say.
27th Feb 2018 - The Guardian

Diabetes is the fastest modern health crisis after the number of cases doubles in the last 20 years with 3.7million people being diagnosed

27th Feb 2018 - Daily Mail

Diabetes cases double in two decades - charity

27th Feb 2018 - Daily Mail

More than one in 10 adults suffers from diabetes in parts of England, shocking report reveals

27th Feb 2018 - The Sun

Diabetes doubles in just 20 years making it "fastest growing health crisis"

26th Feb 2018 - Daily Mirror

Bradford revealed as having the highest diabetes prevalence in the UK

27th Feb 2018 - Independent

On A Sugar High: Incidence Of Diabetes Grows in Mideast

The International Diabetes Federation reports that social and economic changes have coincided with increased rates of diabetes in adults throughout the region. In 2011, 32.6 million adults aged 20-79 were diagnosed with diabetes in the Middle East and North Africa, according to the International Diabetes Federation, or 9.1 percent of the total population. The number rose to 38.7 million adults in 2017, or 9.6 percent, and is expected to more than double to 82 million by 2045. Saudi Arabia has the highest rate of diabetes per adults in the region at 18.2 percent. “In the last 20 to 30 years, obesity started to become a major problem in the Gulf region,” Dr. Abdulrazzaq Ali Al Madani, President of the Emirates Diabetes Society, told The Media Line. “The economic boom changed the lifestyle [of people in the Gulf]. People became more sedentary, eating more and gaining more weight…[so] it increased diabetes.”
26th Feb 2018 - The Media Line