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14.6% OF KUWAITI ADULTS ARE DIABETIC – MINISTRY OF HEALTH

KUWAIT, – Around 14.6 percent of adults in Kuwait have high blood glucose levels, the Ministry of Health (MoH) revealed on Wednesday, citing a study conducted, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In a ceremony to mark “World Diabetes Day,” head of the MoH’s media office, Ghalia Al-Mutairi, noted that, around 6.1 percent of adults have been diagnosed with blood disorders.

Furthermore, she revealed that, diabetes accounted for four percent of the total of deaths in Kuwait in 2012, adding that, the disease is prevalent in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations.

The number of diabetics in the world has quadrupled since 1980, the result of obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, Al-Mutairi added.

She also highlighted the need for diabetics to undergo regular medical tests, to help treat the disease.

Source: Nam News Network