Some of the world's leading diabetes experts will gather here on Friday for a conference on the disease.
The first International Abu Dhabi Diabetes Congress will be hosted by the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (Haad) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).
According to the latest research, diabetes is the second leading cause of death in the UAE and affects approximately 25 per cent of UAE nationals.
The congress aims to address the causes and prevention of diabetes, as well as the latest management and treatment strategies.
Top researchers taking part include Professor Clifford Bailey of Aston University, UK; Professor Ele Ferrannini of the University of Pisa, Italy; Professor Luc Van Gaal of Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium; Ulf Smith, President of EASD, and Phillip Halban from Switzerland.
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