Diabetes continues to be a global epidemic especially in the Middle East area where according the latest IDF Atlas at least five countries from the Middle East area are among the top ten countries in prevalence of Diabetes either now or in the future up to the year 2030.
This congress is claimed to be a timely reminder of the inter-related nature of today's non-communicable diseases and of the complexity of diabetes itself. The conference is also an indication of the ongoing commitment of the fight against diabetes in the Middle East and our efforts on behalf of people with diabetes, their families and those who provide their care.
The congress should also be a continuation of the fruitful collaboration between the American Diabetes Association ( ADA ) and the EDC, Center for Diabetes Education along the last ten years in the Middle East especially in Egypt where the ADA did a tremendous effort in serving diabetes health care providers in this area.
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