PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health
Diseases | Endocrine System Diseases | Genetics and Genomics | Nutrition | Public Health
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The State of Qatar is a developed nation that is located in the Middle East and borders the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. The nation is a constitutional monarchy and is currently led by Amir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The 2,300,000+ people of Qatar face many major challenges. Although it is one of the wealthiest nations in the Middle East, Qatar faces issues of human trafficking, migrants willing to work in poor conditions, and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The most critical issue that plagues this county is diabetes, both I and II. Diabetes is a disease that is caused by the body’s inability to regulate its blood glucose levels because of low insulin production in the body. After an examination of many journal articles conducted by researchers looking into diabetes, it is found that diabetes can be prevented. It was found that demographic lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise are the main contributors to diabetes. Although the majority of the risk factors are things that can be controlled, there is also a link between diabetes in genetics. Those who have a family with a history of diabetes are advised to take more precautions. The country has taken many strives to help lower the number of people battling diabetes, but more work has to be done.
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Gonzalez, DiAngelo. "Qatar: Diabetes" (2018). Global Public Health.
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