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Growing Causes of Diabetes in UAE

Growing Causes of Diabetes in UAE

Diabetes is probably one of the most talked about diseases in the world. Diabetes statistics in UAE show that 19.3% that is almost one in five people are diagnosed with diabetes, which rings an alarming bell. Let us get to the basics and understand what exactly diabetes is & what the causes of diabetes in UAE.

Meaning of diabetes

Doctors refer it as diabetes mellitus. In simple words, it is a metabolic condition. This disorder leads to the individual experiencing increased blood glucose, which is commonly called blood sugar. It happens as a result of insufficient insulin secretion or the improper response of the body cells to sugar.

Types of Diabetes

Three types of diabetes are found in human beings which are as follows:

Type 1 Diabetes

It is a serious health condition which is caused by elevated levels of glucose in the blood. In simple words, this type of diabetes is caused by the high level of sugar in the blood.

Type 2 Diabetes


The most common form of diabetes is supposed to be the type 2 Diabetes. This type of diabetes affects about 90 to 95 percent of people who have diabetes in the world. The body produces insulin but the use of this insulin is not proper. This type of diabetes is known to be an advanced stage of insulin resistance. This insulin resistance causes certain complications in the body.


Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is diabetes, which some women face during pregnancy. This type of diabetes is rarely found.

Causes of Diabetes

Understanding the causes of diabetes in UAE is also very important in order to prevent this disease. The causes of diabetes are different according to the types of diabetes. Here are the causes of diabetes which we need to consider:

  • Autoimmune reaction which is caused by an unidentified component
  • Increasing obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Old Age
  • Unhealthy Lifestyle
  • Infection of bacteria or viral infection
  • Intake of chemical toxins through food

Diabetes in UAE

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) conducted an extensive research and concluded that the diabetes rates in UAE are on the rise. People between the age group of 20 to 80 are prone to Type 2 Diabetes. The rate of people having pre-diabetic symptoms is also 11%. One out of five people in this age group have been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes as a growing problem in the UAE, has placed this country 13th in the world when it comes to countries affected by diabetes. It is also observed that the rate of diabetes is rising rapidly. The major causes of diabetes being unhealthy lifestyle and diets. It is expected that by the year 2040 the number of people who would be affected by diabetes would be around 2.2 million.

However, regular health-checkups can help the patients to identify the disease at the early stage and take the precautionary steps to avoid any serious effects on the health.

Consult an experienced name in preventive health care and get your complete family enrolled for regular and customized health screening packages. Doctors recommend taking precautionary steps rather than facing serious health issues, which lead to health as well as financial hassles.

Fill up the query form to contact us and avail the customized checkup packages. Our health expert will also guide you about the healthy lifestyle.

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