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Five personal perspectives on the diabetes crisis in the Gulf States of the Middle East

Author: Chick, Stephen ; Hourani, HalaINSEAD Area: Technology and Operations ManagementPublisher: Fontainebleau : INSEAD Social Innovation Centre (ISIC) 2010.Language: EnglishDescription: 6 p.Type of document: INSEAD CaseNote: Latest version available via https://publishing.insead.eduAbstract: Diabetes is a major health burden in GCC countries, mainly caused by sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits. While governments are setting up national strategies to manage diabetes and chronic diseases, their implementation is still fragmented. The case documents the challenges faced by patients and healthcare professionals dealing with diabetes.Pedagogical Objectives: The case gives the perspective of patients, physicians, nurses, regulators and insurers dealing with diabetes. It gives an insight on gaps in diabetes management and opens the discussion of the development and implementation of effective strategies to manage chronic diseases and public health, including the integration of healthcare services.
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Diabetes is a major health burden in GCC countries, mainly caused by sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy eating
habits. While governments are setting up national strategies to manage diabetes and chronic diseases, their
implementation is still fragmented. The case documents the challenges faced by patients and healthcare
professionals dealing with diabetes.

The case gives the perspective of patients, physicians, nurses, regulators and insurers dealing with diabetes. It
gives an insight on gaps in diabetes management and opens the discussion of the development and
implementation of effective strategies to manage chronic diseases and public health, including the integration of
healthcare services.

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