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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134-139

Middle East and North Africa region guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes


1 Diabetic Association of Pakistan and WHO Collaborating Centre, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
2 Department of Medicine, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
3 Research, Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan; Department of Biochemistry, Baqai Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Abdul Basit
Department of Medicine, Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology, Baqai Medical University, Karachi.
Pakistan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jod.jod_43_18

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The International Diabetes Federation is divided into seven regions, Africa (AFR), Europe (EUR), Middle East and North Africa (MENA), North America and Caribbean (NAC), South and Central America (SACA), South East Asia (SEA) and Western Pacific (WP), with the aim of enhancing the work of national diabetes associations and strengthening the collaboration between them. In the MENA region, adult population (aged 20–79 years) was estimated 387 million in 2015 from which 35.4 million were suffering from diabetes and is expected to increase up to 72.1 million in 2040. Of the 35.4 million people affected by diabetes, nearly 40.6% were estimated to be undiagnosed. Therefore, at considerable risk of diabetes complications and poor health outcomes. The importance of glycemic control in preventing and delaying the progression of diabetes complications is well well-known. Diabetes poses extreme financial load to diabetic subjects. Local guidelines help to upgrade management strategies. It provides ideas for health care providers to improve quality of life of patient. Guidelines were prepared reviewing the literature, reviewing the available guidelines, consultative meetings between the experts and country representatives from the region.


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