UAE and Diabetes: One in Four Has It

One out of every four citizens of the United Arab Emirates has diabetes — a federation that includes the city-states of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. With the second-highest diabetes rate in the world, treatment gobbles up an estimated 40 percent of the national health care budget. "We know that the UAE is one of the highest," says Dr. Abdulrazzaq Ali Al Madani, head of the Emirates Diabetes Society. "But we won't just stand and wait while the prevalence goes from 20 percent, to 40 percent, to 50...Full Story
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