Ras Al Khaimah: More than 3,000 people have registered for a three-month community initiative that aims to help diabetics reduce the biomarkers of the disease, especially HbA1c levels and BMI, through lifestyle changes.
The RAK Diabetes Challenge 2022 launched by RAK Hospital in association with the Ministry of Health and Prevention also conducted its first webinar titled ‘Winning against Diabetes’ where participants learnt about the disease, its symptoms, prevention and management strategies.
Dr Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director, RAK Hospital, said: “Diabetes is increasing worldwide while the MENA region shows some alarming numbers as we expect a huge jump of 87 per cent in the diabetic population from 73 million in 2021 to 136 million in 2045 as per the International Diabetes Federation 2021 data. Therefore, a challenge like this was much needed to create greater awareness about the disease and help prevent the complications of diabetes.”
Published: October 05, 2022 16:56 | Gulf News