Ras Al Khaimah: Hundreds of residents in the UAE could be suffering from diabetes without being aware of the fact, leading to severe repercussions, warned doctors, urging people to recognise the symptoms of the disease.

The warning came at the Ras Al Khaimah Hospital’s comprehensive Diabetes screening programme — the Blue Ring Challenge — where many UAE residents were diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes during the screening.

“While there are no symptoms or signs of diabetes in the early stages, if the blood sugar starts getting very high it can cause fatigue, weight gain followed by weight loss, blurry vision, irritability, increased thirst, hunger and frequent urination,” said Dr Zain Gulzar, Consultant Endocrinologist at RAK Hospital

Published: gulfnews.com | January 22, 2018

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