Title

Diabetes in the United Arab Emirates: the need for valid datasets for health service planning

Document Type

Article

Department

School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa

Abstract

In 2013, the age-standardised comparative prevalence of diabetes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was 18·98%, amongst the highest in the world;1 the global comparative prevalence in 2013 was 8·3%. Recent research and anecdotal reports from clinicians point out that Abu Dhabi, in particular, is burdened by high and rising rates of diabetes, obesity, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) related to diabetes.2,3

Publication

Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology