Did you know that as per the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), almost 20 percent of the UAE population is diabetic and another 20 percent is pre-diabetic? Today on the World Diabetes Day, Khaleej Times looks at different aspects of the condition. The globally increasing pattern of unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle has led to the rise in obesity, further driving the prevalence of diabetes. "Diabetes is a silent killer and the condition will only worsen if it is not controlled, because diabetes rates are on the rise in this region now, given the lifestyle choices of people in the UAE, said Dr. Maneesha Pandey, specialist endocrinologist, Aster Jubilee Medical Centre, Dubai.Read More >>
As a tribute to the “Spirit of the Union”, Aster DM Healthcare, opens today seven Aster Medical Centres. The opening ceremony was led by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare and Her Excellency Maryam Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs for the UAE.Read More >>
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa deputised Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Mutawa to open Aster DM Healthcare that offers health services at reasonable prices and high quality.
During the inauguration of the Aster IVF & Women Clinic - a speciality clinic launched by Aster DM Healthcare - a study was unveiled revealing that fertility treatments in the UAE need to become easily accessible and affordable to tackle the growing infertility numbers among couples.
"In the UAE we live in a cleaner environment with less risk of infections and diseases," said Dr Paulson Chalissery Joseph, a general medicine specialist at Aster Clinic in Dubai. "This also subjects us to low immunity levels."
Dr Joseph said the most common waterborne disease was diarrhoea, which is attributable to unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation.
"As it is monsoon season in countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, the major infections and diseases are waterborne."