Over 1,000 international delegates participated in various workshops, symposia and networking activities, at the recently held Emirates Diabetes Congress in Dubai, said GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a leading healthcare partner in fighting diabetes.
With an estimated $100 to $200 million being spent by the UAE annually on diabetes treatment, global healthcare groups have urged collaboration in ensuring the highest level of excellence in delivery of such specialised healthcare services.
The Emirates Diabetes Congress (EDC 2009), an elaborate gathering of local and international experts aimed at supporting ongoing efforts to combat the high prevalence of the disease in the UAE, has opened in Dubai.
Over 800 delegates, comp
International experts on diabetes will meet in Dubai at a high level conference which will address the growing prevalence of diabetes in the UAE.
The Emirates Diabetes Congress (EDC 2009) will be held on November 7 and 8 at Grand Hyatt Dub
Diabetes consumes a major chunk of the UAE healthcare budget, with annual spend on treating the disease touching $100-$200 million, according to a healthcare official.
One out of five people in the UAE has diabetes and according to the Min