Free treatment for diabetes patients

ABU DHABI — The Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), Abu Dhabi, has announced that UAE national diabetic patients can get free of charge treatment at the Centre.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Fri 25 May 2007, 9:28 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:28 AM

Specialising in Diabetes Treatment, Research, Training and Public Health, ICLDC allows the highest level of patient care, from first diagnosis to the continued management of all complications associated with diabetes.

The move aims to slow and eventually reverse the UAE's growth rate of this debilitating disease, a condition that can be effectively managed and even prevented if noticed early, through simple changes in lifestyle, said officials at the ICLDC.

The UAE has the world's second highest number of diabetes cases per capita. One out of five people aged 20 to 79 already lives with this disease, while a similar percentage of the population is at risk of developing it.

Imperial College London has a renowned history and expertise in the study of diabetes, bringing one of the leading medical academic institutions in the world to Abu Dhabi as a core working partner.

Under ICLDC practices, one of the centre's primary objectives will be to provide continuing education for health professionals and the general public.

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