How is the Rate of Diabetes among Children in UAE Increasing Name Institution How is the Rate of Diabetes among Children in UAE Increasing Introduction Many people are suffering from overweight an issue considered to arise from lifestyle changes among the people

How is the Rate of Diabetes among Children in UAE Increasing Name Institution How is the Rate of Diabetes among Children in UAE Increasing Introduction Many people are suffering from overweight an issue considered to arise from lifestyle changes among the people. Surprisingly, more have become children susceptible to the diabetes as families practice unhealthy eating habits. The United Arab Emirates is one of the regions with rising cases of diabetic citizens in the world. Various studies have been conducted to explore the causes and ways to minimize the diabetes scourge in UAE. The choice of this is driven by the need to explore the prevalence of Diabetes among the young children, its causes, and potential solutions. Overview The rate of contracting diabetes among the UAE children has increased considerably beyond international standards. AlBlooshi et al. (2016) reports that the rate of contracting diabetes among UAE children has increased as the number of obese and overweight children stands are 16 and 17 respectively. Razzak, Harbi, Shelpai, and Qawas (2017) posit that the diabetes risk among the obese and overweight children has risen to 31 in a span of 13 years from as low as 14.6. They claim that carbonated drinks, sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, and increased consumption of animal fat are some of the risk factors causing obesity and high diabetes rate among UAE children. Surprisingly, male children are more vulnerable to diabetes than their female counterparts (Al-Haddad, Little, and Abdul Ghafoor, 2005). AlBlooshi et al. (2016) acknowledges the importance of early intervention to control the rising diabetes prevalence in the country. Summary of Academic 1 There are different causes of the increasing prevalence of diabetes among UAE children. (Razzak, et al., 2017) discusses that sedentary lifestyle is the leading risk factor that has rendered many children obese or overweight. According to the article, diabetes mellitus is the major type of diabetes among the UAE citizens. While this disease could be controlled, poor eating habits and lack of exercise leading to obesity characterize many of the UAE children. This aspect is true particularly among families with high-income rates. Incidentally, the increasing prevalence of diabetes comes at a time the World Health Organization has projected that the condition of diabetes might turn to a 7th leading cause of death in the year 2030 (Razzak, et al., 2017). Considering the population of UAE, 31 is extremely high prevalence rate that needs concerted efforts to minimize the chances of more children becoming obese or overweight. The situation is already worse in some regions such as Al-Ain that has 44. Summary of General Article 1 This article focused on school going children from kindergarten to the 7th grade. The study was carried out in two phases, 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 covering 29, 410 children. Diabetes caused by overweight or obesity issues among the UAE children has become a growing concern. Apparently, prevalence of overweight and obesity were 17 and 16, respectively (AlBlooshi et al. 2016). Childhood obesity has become an increasing epidemic matter in UAE as children accumulate excess body fat perhaps due to lack of adequate exercise and consumption of sugar-rich, high-fat foods. Incidentally, there are cases of extreme obesity among the children. The high obesity rates vary depending on the age and gender of the children (AlBlooshi et al., 2016). They note that children aged between 11 and 14 have 41.2 and 38.7 extreme obesity rates among girls and boys respectively. Indicatively, girls are more exposed to diabetes than boys are. Summary of Academic Article Al-Haddad et al. (2005) explores the prevalence of obesity with a focus to schoolchildren in the United Arab Emirates. They used a stratified random sample consisting of 16 391 children. The authors compare the body mass index and weight of the children against recent international standards. The data for the study was obtained from the states National Survey of school going children including all the educational districts in the country. Based on the article the UAE children were two to three times susceptible to extreme obesity and thus diabetes. Ajman region recorded the highest prevalence rate reaching 17.3 followed by Dubai at 13.9 with Al-Ain recording the lowest at 2.6. The article indicates that Overweight UAE males increased in frequency from 16.4 at age 10 years to more than 29 at 18 years (Al-Haddad et al. 2005, p75). Illustratively, the chances of suffering from diabetes increases with age. Conclusion Diabetes has become a rising concern among UAE children. The number of children suffering from diabetes has been increasing yearly as more young people contract obesity or overweight. Sedentary lifestyle is a major contributor to this illness and therefore families should regulate it for the sake of their children. Source Relevance The AlBlooshi et al. (2016) article is relevant in the topic of study because it provides an overview of the risk factors that expose many UAE children to diabetes. The Razzak, Harbi, Shelpai, and Qawas (2017) article is important because it covers comparative analysis of diabetes causing obesity and overweight rates in different UAE regions. The Al-Haddad et al. (2005) article is imperative in the study because it provides data on older prevalence rates that could be reviewed against recent research. References AlBlooshi, A. et al. (2016). Increasing obesity rates in children in United Arab Emirates. Obesity Science Practice. Doi 10.1002/osp4.37 Al-Haddad, F. H., Little, B. B., Abdul Ghafoor, A. G. M. (2005). Childhood obesity in United Arab Emirates schoolchildren A national study.Annals of Human Biology,32(1), 7279. Razzak, H. A., Harbi, A., Shelpai, W., Qawas, A. (2017). Epidemiology of diabetes mellitus in the United Arab Emirates. Current Diabetes Reviews, 13 (0) 1-8. DOI 10.2174/1573399813666170920152913 DIABETES AMONG CHILDREN IN UAE PAGE MERGEFORMAT 2 Running head DIABETES AMONG CHILDREN IN UAE PAGE MERGEFORMAT 1 (agdh Y, 4IsNXp
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