UAE sitting on diabetes 'timebomb'

Mar 6, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Gulfnews

“There are certain elements that we need help with like nutrition at schools. There is no use packing healthy lunchboxes for children when they can get sodas and chips at the school canteen”

Dubai: The UAE is sitting on a diabetes "timebomb" unless the government takes action and introduces legislation mandating healthier diets and more physical activities in schools, experts warn. via Gulfnews

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Jul 4, 2007
 
To whom it may concern;

With reference to some articles about diabetes in UAE, I am realizing how serious the problem of diabetes in UAE is. The VISION of the UAE health department is very clear: HEALTH IS A WEALTH. It is really about time to take real actions to reverse the epidemic problem of diabetes in UAE.
I am writing to you this message because I want to share with you my own experience with diabetes.

In May 2004, I was diagnosed with diabetes type II (my weight was 92 KG (1.79 M), my morning blood test was 1.58 mg/dl of glucose and my glycohemoglobin was 6.8.

This month of July 2007 , my blood test is around 0.92 mg/dl and my May 2007 blood test gave me for glycohemoglobin 4.9. I have also to tell you that my weight has decreased from 92 kg to 73 kg.

From my actual weight, you can guess that in 2004, I decided to go for diet rather than drugs ( glucophage) because my mother has diabetes , she was taking drugs for ten years and now she is on insulin and suffering a lot. I tried different types of diet but did not always follow it correctly and therefore I was not really controlling effectively my blood sugar. There were some difficulties.

After educating myself, from the internet, about what are really diabetes and the nutrition therapies for it. Finally, I decided to make a change in my life and to make diet my new life style. Please believe me, making this decision was the right one for me. I never felt so well, so strong and so healthy. I enjoy working hard at school and enjoy fully my family life. I will never go back to my previous eating habits and I hope to continue like this for many years to go.

I would like to share with you what I learned from my experience and what I really believe now.

IN 1930, THE DOCTOR VICTOR .ROCINE CIRCA SAID : IF WE EAT WRONGLY, NO DOCTOR CAN CURE US, IF WE EAT RIGHTLY NO DOCTOR IS NEEDE. I sincerely believe in this saying because, believe or not, with the same diet I just cured another disease I had for a long time.

I feel so sorry for my mother, the people in UAE and all over the world who are suffering from this terrible disease. From my heart, I want to help people around me. I am trying to talk to some sick people about my experience, but unfortunately, I found it very difficult to convince people about the really benefits of diet. People do not understand that diet is not eating less but eating better. Diet should not make you feel weaker but stronger by losing weight and finally diet should be a life style not a few weeks' of staving exercises.

From my heart, my advice for sick people,: EVEN WHEN YOU TAKE DRUG OR INSULIN YOU STILL NEED TO HAVE A GOOD NUTRITION TO DECREASE THE DOSES OF MEDICATION AND CONTROL BETTER YOUR BLOOD SUGAR TO AVOID ANY TERRIBLE COMPLICATION AND SUFFERING.

From my heart, my advice for the deciders:

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

INVESTING IN DIETETIC CENTERS AND NUTRITION SCIENCE TO HELP AND EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT MAKING GOOD FOOD CHOICES IS A WISE INVESTMENT.

THIS INVESTMENT WILL HELP PEOPLE SUFFERING LESS AND HOPEFULLY NOT AT ALL AND ALSO WITH THIS SHORT TERM INVESTMENT, YOU WILL SAVE A LOT OF MONEY IN A LONG TERM.



Yours faithfully,
Anu Bhatnagar

Dubai, UAE

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Oct 28, 2007
 







Dear Friend,

You are invited to join the nation in its fight against diabetes, a debilitating disease that affects more than 20% of our population. This Walkathon is open to all ages and will cover 5km starting from the Marina Mall area along Abu Dhabi’s Corniche.


WALK UAE 2007
Start walking, prevent diabetes

Friday 23 November 2007
3pm, Abu Dhabi Corniche



For tickets call 800 TAKATOF (800-825-2863)

for more info please visit www.diabetesuae.ae



Each participant is entitled to a Pedometer, Cap, T-Shirt, plus the chance to win the Grand Prize!!










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Germus

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Nov 4, 2007
 
Thank you
Jamie

Dubai, UAE

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Nov 19, 2007
 
Wow, what a great testament to the need for better education about diabetes and more specifically, understanding of how it can affect anyone.

A new campaign launched in the UAE in partnership with the Emirates Diabetes Society and the Ministry of Health. It's called 'Inspired by Diabetes' and is unique because it encourages people to show through artistic means how diabetes affects them either directly or indirectly. Everyone is encouraged to participate. You can find more information at www.inspiredbydiabetes-me.com .
Eli Cloud

Memphis, TN

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Dec 3, 2007
 

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Type 2 is an entirely different disease than type 1. You are arrogant, ignorant and offensive. Try telling my 3 year old daughter who weights less than 22 pounds that diet can cure her. You should, in the future, differentiate between type 1 diabetics and your less threatening, more treatable form of diabetes. While type 2 is genetically linked and sometimes preventable, type 1 is not and should be recognized as such. I get so tired of suffering fools that do not take the time to learn the difference between type 1 and type 2 who assume that they are in the same boat with "real" diabetics. People can be such assholes and you are no exception. As altruistic as you motives for writing this may have been, you have failed to look at the larger picture and have offended a person who struggles to keep their family alive in the face of this disease.
Molly Mehmed

Minooka, IL

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Nov 19, 2008
 

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Thank you to HEALTH IS WEALTH for his wise comments, and Mr. Cloud, I think you ought to see a psychiatrist.
Terry

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Nov 21, 2008
 
Life's a bitch then you die.
Sunil

Kochi, India

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Jan 31, 2009
 
Diabetes is the curse in Gulf. During summer people need more water, but when they find water & the tasty sugar filled bottled beverages they prefer the sweet ones. Imagine if they consume 2 bottles a day. It is enough to become diabetic in couple of years. Authorities should educate the public on these drinks. Next comes chocolates.
There are best remedies for diabetes in Indian Nature cure techniqes.
Wood Apple Leaves (Bel Patra in Hindi)- A thorny tree. Take 12-15 leaves grind it and mix in half a glass of water and drink. Otherwise just chew it up. Within 20 days blood sugar will come down.
Now there is a health drink available. It is excellent for diabetes, high BP, impotency and lot of other ailments. Basically a general health drink for everyone. You need to consume 30 ml only everyday. It is the extract of 6 different fruits & Aloe Vera. Name is "Magno". It is marketed through a network company in UAE and India as well. If anyone need to buy, please mention your mail ID on this comments page. I can explain how to get it. Wish you all Good health.
Manoj shetty

Dubai, UAE

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Apr 14, 2009
 
Hi All,

I am conducting a research on Diabetes treatment and testing products. I am doing my MBA in dubai, so this research is part of my course.

My email id = manojshettyjava@gmail.com

It would be great if you send me the contact details of diabetic people, I have some questions.

My research will help the patients and also help the society in treating diabetes better.

thanks,
Manoj Shetty
HEALTH IS A WEALTH wrote:
To whom it may concern;
With reference to some articles about diabetes in UAE, I am realizing how serious the problem of diabetes in UAE is. The VISION of the UAE health department is very clear: HEALTH IS A WEALTH. It is really about time to take real actions to reverse the epidemic problem of diabetes in UAE.
I am writing to you this message because I want to share with you my own experience with diabetes.
In May 2004, I was diagnosed with diabetes type II (my weight was 92 KG (1.79 M), my morning blood test was 1.58 mg/dl of glucose and my glycohemoglobin was 6.8.
This month of July 2007 , my blood test is around 0.92 mg/dl and my May 2007 blood test gave me for glycohemoglobin 4.9. I have also to tell you that my weight has decreased from 92 kg to 73 kg.
From my actual weight, you can guess that in 2004, I decided to go for diet rather than drugs ( glucophage) because my mother has diabetes , she was taking drugs for ten years and now she is on insulin and suffering a lot. I tried different types of diet but did not always follow it correctly and therefore I was not really controlling effectively my blood sugar. There were some difficulties.
After educating myself, from the internet, about what are really diabetes and the nutrition therapies for it. Finally, I decided to make a change in my life and to make diet my new life style. Please believe me, making this decision was the right one for me. I never felt so well, so strong and so healthy. I enjoy working hard at school and enjoy fully my family life. I will never go back to my previous eating habits and I hope to continue like this for many years to go.
I would like to share with you what I learned from my experience and what I really believe now.
IN 1930, THE DOCTOR VICTOR .ROCINE CIRCA SAID : IF WE EAT WRONGLY, NO DOCTOR CAN CURE US, IF WE EAT RIGHTLY NO DOCTOR IS NEEDE. I sincerely believe in this saying because, believe or not, with the same diet I just cured another disease I had for a long time.
I feel so sorry for my mother, the people in UAE and all over the world who are suffering from this terrible disease. From my heart, I want to help people around me. I am trying to talk to some sick people about my experience, but unfortunately, I found it very difficult to convince people about the really benefits of diet. People do not understand that diet is not eating less but eating better. Diet should not make you feel weaker but stronger by losing weight and finally diet should be a life style not a few weeks' of staving exercises.
From my heart, my advice for sick people,: EVEN WHEN YOU TAKE DRUG OR INSULIN YOU STILL NEED TO HAVE A GOOD NUTRITION TO DECREASE THE DOSES OF MEDICATION AND CONTROL BETTER YOUR BLOOD SUGAR TO AVOID ANY TERRIBLE COMPLICATION AND SUFFERING.
From my heart, my advice for the deciders:
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
INVESTING IN DIETETIC CENTERS AND NUTRITION SCIENCE TO HELP AND EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT MAKING GOOD FOOD CHOICES IS A WISE INVESTMENT.
THIS INVESTMENT WILL HELP PEOPLE SUFFERING LESS AND HOPEFULLY NOT AT ALL AND ALSO WITH THIS SHORT TERM INVESTMENT, YOU WILL SAVE A LOT OF MONEY IN A LONG TERM.
Yours faithfully,
Youssef

Rabat, Morocco

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Oct 15, 2010
 
Dear Sir,

My name is Youssef Boukbout 45 years Moroccan !

I am living in Morocco !

I have had Diabetes type 1 since October 1993 .

I retired from my job as a Nurse in June 2007 .

Because that Clinic has changed into administration !

I tried to find other job but as I am Diabetic it is hard ?

Now I am in a situation in which I really need a finacial support !

I am looking for a geat help from someone or an association:

Also I am available to work as a Nurse for any:

Diabetes association

Other Health issue

People with special needs

For more informations please contact me at:

Email: boukbout@hotmail.com

Phone:+212 660156006

Yours respectfully

Youssef

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