Five Personal Perspectives on the Diabetes Crisis in the Gulf States of the Middle East

Published 28 Jun 2010
Reference 5709
Topic Operations
Region Middle-East
Summary

Diabetes is a major health burden in GCC countries, mainly caused by sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits. While governments are setting up national strategies to manage diabetes and chronic diseases, the implementation is still fragmented. The case documents the challenges faced by patients and healthcare professionals dealing with diabetes.

Teaching objectives

The case gives the perspective of patients, physicians, nurses, regulators and insurers dealing with diabetes. It gives an insight on gaps in diabetes management and opens the discussion of the development and implementation of effective strategies to manage chronic diseases and public health, including the integration of healthcare services.

Keywords
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Diabetes Management
  • Primary Care
  • Community Wellness
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Public Health
  • Service Integration
  • Middle East
  • RD0510
  • AR2010
  • AR0910
  • ADEC
  • HMI
  • Emerging Markets
  • HMI
  • Business Science