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TIn the Middle East and North Africa Region, 1 in 10 adults have diabetes; the Region has the highest prevalence of diabetes, at 10.9%. In Egypt, 42% of people with diabetes experience early-stage eye disease and 5% of people diabetes are classified as legally blind.
IDF estimates that there are 34.6 million people with diabetes in the Middle East and North Africa1, a number that will almost double to 67.9million by 2035 if concerted action is not taken to tackle the risk factors fuelling the epidemic of diabetes throughout the Region..
1. International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 6th edition. Brussels, 2013
(1): CIA factbook
(2): WHO 2008
(3): IDF Diabetes Atlas, 5th edition annual update, 2012