(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The University Hospital Sharjah (UHS) has opened the country's first-of-its-kind children's diabetes clinic, specialised in providing check-up, follow-up and treatment.
The new medical facility will have a paediatric diabetes consultant, nutrition specialist, an awareness specialist on how to cope with the disease, and a psychological and social consultant to provide psychological support to children and family
In addition to the medical team, an ophthalmologist and kidney and gland consultants will also participate in providing the service
Dr Najeeb Abdul Rahman, Paediatrics Consultant at the UHS, said, "The incidence of childhood diabetes has increased worldwide. The UAE is ranked the first country in the region for children's diabetes prevalence, according to local health statistics
"Diabetes is a leading cause of visual disability, kidney failure and lower limb amputation. Therefore, it is important to exert various efforts to prevent the spread of this disease