Globally, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of diabetes cases in recent years. With more than five million diabetes-related deaths in 2014, it has emerged as a universal problem. As a result, diabetes is now firmly at the top of the world health agenda.
For the QF Community, the Holy Month of Ramadan was a blessed time for followers of Islam to re-evaluate their lives in the light of Islamic guidance. Yet each year the ninth month of the Islamic calendar can also be a physical challenge for some.
Diabetes diagnosis is such a difficult, catastrophic event. Most of the patients we meet at Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), especially those young patients with Type 1 diabetes, have a very difficult time understanding their condition and adjusting to it.