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MoH launches new diabetes guidebook
August 10, 2016, 5:57 pm

The Ministry of Health (MoH) released on Wednesday a guidebook on diabetes, a comprehensive source designed to notify patients about the disease's risk factors.

This book will be useful for doctors and patients alike to ensure a smooth treatment process, part of efforts to boost immunity of chronic diseases, said MoH Undersecretary of Medical Services Mohammad Al-Khashti.

Moreover, according to recent MoH studies, he revealed that 15.8 percent of men and 13.4 percent of women suffer from diabetes, while 15 percent of diabetics are aged between 18 to 70.

Meanwhile, MoH official Rehab Al-Watyan noted that the ministry has revamped the previous version of the booklet to include the latest facts on diabetes, as the new book will be distributed to all diabetics.

She also added that the booklet will give diabetics a better understanding of the severity of their condition, helping them avert any dangerous levels of the disease.

According to an MoH study conducted in 2015, 540,000 people in Kuwait have diabetes as 37.1 out of every 100 people suffer from the disease. 

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