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ABOUT Qatar Diabetes Support

Supporting Diabetics in Qatar

We are a support group of Diabetics and their families in Qatar. Our aim to to support each other with personal experiences and friendship. We are also Diabetic Activists with the aim of improving the lives of Diabetics in Qatar through liaising with Government Organisations, Companies and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.

We have close links with the Qatar Diabetes Association and we believe that any advice medical advice given by our members should be checked with the QDA or your Doctor to see if its right for you.

We are most active through our closed Facebook Group – Providing encouragement and support to each other

Diabetics and their Families are most welcome to join

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Diabetes in Numbers

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WHAT Now

What you need to know if you have been Diagnosed as Diabetic

First- You are not alone! Millions of people live with Diabetes every day.

Second – Educate yourself! Speak to your Doctor, your family and friends and join a Support Group

Third – Take Control of your Diabetes! – Learn as much as you can about it and learn about how your body reacts to Diabetes

We have close links with the Qatar Diabetes Association and we believe that any advice medical advice given by our members should be checked with the QDA or your Doctor to see if its right for you.

We are most active through our closed Facebook Group – Providing encouragement and support to each other

Diabetics and their Families are most welcome to join

Join Our Facebook Group

Frequently asked Questions: Diabetes

What are the warning signs and symptoms of diabetes?2019-10-30T11:56:33+00:00

There are diabetes warning signs and symptoms that both women and men have in common, for example:

  • Excessive thirst and hunger
  • Frequent urination (from urinary tract infections or kidney problems)
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Nausea
  • Skin infections
  • Darkening of skin in areas of body creases (acanthosis nigricans)
  • Breath odor that is fruity, sweet, or an acetone odor
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or fee
What is Diabetes?2019-10-30T11:56:17+00:00

Diabetes is a serious condition where either your pancreas is unable to make insulin or your body cannot make use of the insulin produced by your body. This leads to high blood sugar leads (Hyperglycaemia) which damages the body and the failure of various organs and tissues .

How did I get Diabetes?2019-05-05T11:16:02+00:00

Type 1 – Scientists think Type 1 is caused by both a Genetic Factor (someone in your family may have it) and by environmental factors- for example a virus that triggers it, or if your pancreas is damaged and cannot produce Insulin.

Type 2 – There are a number Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes. These increase the chances of you developing the condition

  • Family History
  • The older you get the more risk you have
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Ethnicity – some Ethnic groups are more likely to develop it
    • South Asians 6x more likely
    • African and Afro Caribbean are 3x times more likely
  • Being Overweight
  • Unhealthy Diet
  • Not enough exercise
  • History of Gestational Diabetes
  • Poor nutrition during pregnancy
  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance (Blood sugar raises higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes – sometimes called pre-diabetes)
What Type of Diabetes do I have?2019-05-05T11:15:07+00:00

90% of all cases of Diabetes are Type 2 but the only way to actually tell is to get your Doctor to run tests. There are 5 tests that can be run and you should check with your Doctor which ones he can do for you.

What Type of Diabetes are there?2019-05-05T11:14:38+00:00
  1. Type 1 – Your body doesn’t make enough insulin or no insulin at all – this is made by the Pancreas.
  2. Type 2 – Your body doesn’t use the insulin correctly
  3. Gestational Diabetes – This affects woman whilst pregnant and usually (not always) disappears after giving birth – but leads to a higher risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes later in life both for the mother and child

There are a variety of other variations but they are much rarer

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Qatar Diabetes News and Useful Posts

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Heated balloon as treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes could now be treated with a heated balloon that regenerates cells key to controlling blood sugar. Rahul Kumar (pictured above), 48, an IT consultant from Bromley, South-East London, was one

How To Keep Rocking The Diabetic Life?

During National Diabetes Month, we come together to raise awareness of Diabetes, celebrate the progress we have made in combating it, and recommit ourselves to defeating it. Founder of Qatar Diabetes Support group, Justin Murray,

Fighting Diabetes Together – Join the Walk!

At this upcoming World Diabetes Day, come and join us at the Oxygen Park in Education City on Friday, 15th of November 2019. Let us fight diabetes together! Starting from 1pm to 5 pm, various