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Nearly 40% of people in Kuwait diabetic: Specialist – Indian diabetologist addresses IDF event –

Experts in diabetes care from around the world will exchange diabetes research and best practices. Title:                Preclinical and Clinical Testing of VC-01™ Product Candidate: Stem Cell-Derived, Macroencapsulated Islet Cell Replacement for Type 1 Diabetes Speaker:          Dr. The prevalence of the MES was determined according to the three different proposals in 10,368 men and women aged >/=20 years participated in the cross-sectional phase of the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study. An observational cohort study was performed on a consecutive series of 882 Caucasian type 2 diabetic outpatients, aged 65.3 +/- 10.9 years, with a duration of diabetes of 13.1 +/- 10.6 years. From the formation of its “Young Leaders in Diabetes” (YLD) Programme to the hiring of its new CEO and president — both with decades experience in health care (yet outside of medicine, in technology and politics, respectively) — there seems a stronger focus on strategic leadership and more clear-cut goals to achieve. IDF has official relations with the World Health Organization and is also associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. Cool!

The fact that more than 200 people attended my Award Lecture and received it so enthusiastically makes my heart full. This means that more than one in every five adults in Kuwait is diabetic,” he said. Here in Australia, we are extremely lucky to have the health care system we have. Although there are patients below the age of 20, the real epidemic starts mostly at the age of 25 or 30. But another 20 percent to 30 percent have pre-diabetes suggesting that roughly 40 percent of the people in the country have diabetes and more than 15 percent to 20 percent of the people have pre-diabetes,” he said. “Over the past few years, we have seen a disturbing rise in chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease around the world. We are talking about a condition that affects a large number of people in the country and the region.


It goes beyond corporate social responsibility because it makes good business sense”, contends Hirst. Dr Mohan said some populations have become more conscious and begun to adapt to healthy lifestyles. “Because diabetes is no longer a status symbol nor it is a rich man’s disease. In the West today, only the poorest of the poor will get diabetes. That is why good diabetes management, information and education are essential for individuals and healthcare professionals. But if the poor become diabetic, it becomes a major problem because they cannot afford to treat it,” he pointed out. Dr.

“If the youngsters at the age of 30 or 35 and have the potential to turn their country around get the disease, it becomes a matter of serious concern. International Society for Pediatrics and Adolescent Diabetes. Diabetes has the capacity to incapacitate a nation,” he cautioned. “The prevalence of the disease is fairly unique to the Middle East because of the opulence of its societies, lesser physical activity of the people, unhealthy dietary habits, increasing mechanization etc. But the situation can escalate to something very grave. Once you cross a certain threshold, then things will go totally out of control,” he said. Preventable But the good news is that diabetes can be prevented.

“Unlike cancer, diabetes has a long latent period where you can diagnose it at a pre-diabetic stage or pre, pre-diabetic stage. Only commonly accepted abbreviations should be used (e.g. “Today, treating of diabetes is not costly. By following certain simple rules, one can control diabetes; diagnose it from the beginning, adopt a healthy lifestyle, do regular checkups and follow the treatment,” he said. The prevention of diabetes is not a doctor’s responsibility alone. It is a social issue and the efforts must be multi-sectoral with the collective participation of the media, NGOs, political leaders and social activists etc. There were over twice as many (2.3x) tweets featuring the word insulin as there were the word donate.

“One ounce of prevention is worth more than a kilo of cure,” he concluded. The demand for rice bran oil has grown considerably in the country because of its multiple health benefits. Dr Sameer Humad, Treasurer, Dr Vivek B Wani, Vice President and Dr Sunil Yadav, Secretary, Community Services, were the other IDF office-bearers who attended the press conference. Later in the evening, Dr Mohan delivered a lecture on “Prevention of Diabetes is possible but we all have to work together’ at the Regency Hotel during the IDF oration. He is scheduled to deliver speeches on “We can modify the natural history of Type-2 diabetes at every stage of the disorder,” today at 1:00 pm at Faculty of Medicine and ‘Time has come to take genomics to diabetes centre’ at Dasman Diabetes Institute at 3:30pm.