Sunday 18 November 2018

Diabetic blindness can be reversed says study

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a cell signalling pathway in mice that triggers vision loss in patients with diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion – diseases characterized by the closure of blood vessels in the retina


19pc Emiratis in Dubai diabetic, says survey

The second phase of the Dubai Diabetes Survey has revealed that the total prevalence of diabetes amongst Emiratis in Dubai is 19 per cent, while the total of undiagnosed diabetes cases of Emiratis is 11 percent and the rate of those at the pre


Diabetic foot prevention and management in focus

Dubai Hospital conducted an educational lecture on diabetic foot  prevention and management recently. 
The event was organised by the general surgery department and more than 50 doctors and nurses attended the lectures and workshop


Dubai to use telemedicine in diabetic eye care

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will implement telemedicine in the field of diabetic eye-care in a move to ensure convenience for diabetic patients. Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, director-general of DHA, said: “Diabetics who vi


Airline ordered to pay $8,000 to diabetic traveller

An airline has been ordered to pay Dh30,000 ($8,165) as compensation to a diabetic pilgrim who suffered physical discomfort and mental stress last year due to flight delays, said a report.   The complainant had f


Diabetics urged to visit clinics

The Medical Services Department of the Abu Dhabi Police has advised diabetics to visit diabetes clinics to be educated about directives that they should follow during the month of Ramadan. This is a part of the Salamatak (Your Saf


Apidra wins approval for use by children

European Commission has approved Apidra, a rapid-acting insulin analog for the control of hyperglycemia in adolescents and children with diabetes, Sanofi-aventis has announced. The approval of Apidra (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] inject

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