33781 - Diabetes Research Initiatives in Sharjah, UAE Nabil...

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Unformatted text preview: Diabetes Research Initiatives in Sharjah, UAE Nabil Sulaiman [email protected] [email protected] Diabetes Supercourse, Alexandria 12 Jan 2009 Sharjah Diabetes Study Background Why the study Methods Preliminary results Conclusions Recommendations Environmental and behavioral changes New dietary habits (what and how we eat), Lack of physical activity, Overweight/ obesity, and Stresses of urbanization and working condition will lead to further rise of CVD and diabetes, and their risk factors. Summary Diabetes is a major and complex health problem worldwide. Prevalence in UAE (24% & IGT18%) is the 2nd highest in the world Onset of the disease in the GCC is early in late 20s With early Dx and appropriate Mgt diabetics can live better and longer Sharjah Diabetes Study N. Sulaiman, Dh. Al Badri, N. Sajwani, S. Saleh, D. Young S e l f m o n i t o r i n g N o Y e s Frequency 2 5 0 2 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 5 0 S e lf m o n ito r in g 1 Nabil Sulaiman, 2 Dhafir Al Badry, 2 Najla Sajwany, 1 Amal Hussein, 1 Saba Saleh, 2 Doris Young ( 1 Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Sharjah, 2 Ministry of Health UAE , 3 Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne) The study design is a cross sectional baseline survey of patients with diabetes attending Primary Medical Care Centers in Sharjah during 2007/08. Data Collection 1. Research Assistant attended diabetes mini clinics at Riffa and Asit centres and diabetes clinic at Al-Qassimi and Kuwaiti Hospitals: 2. Patients were invited to participate 3. Patients were interviewed using structured questionnaires 4. Their data were extracted from medical records 5. Data cleaning and analysis was performed using SPSS Background Diabetes is a major and complex health problem worldwide. Diabetes prevalence in UAE is the 2 nd highest in the world, reaching about 24% in UAE nationals. The prevalence of pre diabetes is reported to be about 18%. With early identification and appropriate management, people with diabetes can live better and longer This project was funded by the University of Sharjah. For information please contact Dr Nabil Sulaiman, HOD Family and Community Medicine, The University of Sharjah E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected] Aim To improve diabetes management, control and quality of life of patients...
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