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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 18 November 2018

Almost 19 per cent of UAE population affected by diabetes

The event's organisers, Landmark Group, have revealed statistics from the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) seventh diabetes atlas that show that almost 19 per cent of the population in the UAE is affected by the condition.

DUBAI // The Beat Diabetes Walkathon will take place on December 12 at Zabeel Park in Dubai.

The event’s organisers, Landmark Group, have revealed statistics from the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) seventh diabetes atlas that show that almost 19 per cent of the population in the UAE is affected by the lifestyle condition. Globally 387 million people are diabetic and the numbers are set to double over the next 20 years.

This year, the event’s sixth edition, the Landmark Group has partnered with Al Jalila Foundation to raise funds to support diabetes research and healthcare in the UAE. For more information, visit facebook.com/beatdiabetesme

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