Document Type: Commentary
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA, USA
As diabetes and obesity rates continue to climb at astronomical rates in the Middle East, future generations
are at an even greater risk for diabetes and the associated complications. Many factors are at play and it is
clear that creative solutions are needed to retool provider resources in the Middle East towards prevention
of diabetes and its complications while leveraging technology to maximize outreach within the accepted
cultural norms. Only by building the capacity to address the current diabetes burden as well focusing on
prevention for the future, can Middle East countries create a strong infrastructure for a successful future.