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Action on Diabetes screen 2,500 people for diabetes in Qatar

Action on Diabetes, a public-private partnership initiated and funded by Maersk Oil Qatar, has joined forces with leading supermarket chain in the country Al Meera Consumer Goods Company, to screen as many as 2,500 people for diabetes in just fi

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Rise in diabetes ‘a major global health catastrophe'

The rise in diabetes around the globe is one of the greatest health catastrophes the world has seen, with more than 382 million people now affected by the condition, according to a report. The condition, which causes heart disease

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Sitagliptin ‘does not increase cardiovascular risks’

The results of trial evaluating cardiovascular outcomes (Tecos) show that sitagliptin does not increase the risk of cardiovascular events in a diverse group of patients with type 2 diabetes at high cardiovascular risk, said a top professor.

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MSD unveils new resources for diabetes patients

MSD, known as Merck in the US and Canada, has launched new interactive and educational resources to help people with type 2 diabetes in the Middle East who choose to fast during Ramadan.   ‘The Facts About Fasting Durin

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DHA launches Dubai standard for diabetes management

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched the Dubai standards of healthcare for diabetes management, in a move to ensure early detection and unified management of diabetic and pre-diabetes cases. All healthcare providers in th

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InterCon Regency Bahrain honoured for support of Diabetes camp

InterContinental Regency Bahrain, a leading five-star hotel in the kingdom, received an appreciation award from the Bahrain Diabetes Society (BDS) in recognition of its support of the annual Al Shurooq Children’s Camp for Diabetes for four

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Got diabetes? There's an app for that

Health researchers said on Monday they are targeting millions of smartphone users with Apple Inc's new software tool, hoping to collect an unprecedented amount of data on major diseases by tracking their behaviours via iPhone.

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Boehringer unveils inhibitor treatment for type 2 diabetes

Boehringer Ingelheim, a leading pharmaceutical company, has unveiled the new DDP-4 inhibitor treatment for those with type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of diabetes often leading to chronic complications like cardiovascular, kidney a

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10pc world adult population to suffer from diabetes

An estimated 10 per cent of the world’s adult population, nearly 600 million people, will suffer from the diabetes epidemic by 2015, according to a recently report. The ‘Rising to the Challenge’ report, published

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Diabetes 'biggest killer in Bahrain'

Bahrain has witnessed a sharp increase in deaths from diabetes, the country's biggest killer, in the past two years. It accounted for 15 per cent of all deaths last year, according to Health Ministry statistics released yester

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