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400,000 Kuwaiti, non-Kuwaiti diabetics in Kuwait – Al-Attar

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KUWAIT CITY, March 5, (Agencies): Internal medicine and diabetes consultant at the Amiri Hospital Dr Abdul Nabi Al-Attar said that recent statistics showed that the number of diabetics of Kuwaiti and non- Kuwaiti amounted to about 400,000 where treatment of each of them costs about $2,000 per year.

Al-Attar said in a statement on Saturday during the 7th awareness campaign for the prevention of diabetes organized by the hospital under the auspices of the Minister of Health Dr Ali Al-Obeidi at The Avenues Mall that all the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have entered the list of the 1st 10 countries in the spread of the disease. He urged citizens and residents to visit the awareness campaign for testing glucose, blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides, cholesterol and carrying out a retina exam.

In other news, Ministry of Health has embarked on a research to study the long-term effects of formaldehyde on the students and employees of the Faculty of Medicine, reports Al-Anba daily. Medical sources said the step is in response to the recommendations of the committee of deans of faculties at the center of health sciences with reference to the current environmental situation at Abdul Mohsin Abdulrazaq Medical Center, which necessitates precaution as to standard absorption of formaldehyde

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