Diabetes mellitus in Bahrain: an overview.

  title={Diabetes mellitus in Bahrain: an overview.},
  author={Abdulrahman Obaid Musaiger},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  volume={9 6},
Bahrain has faced a rapid transition in its socio-economic status, which resulted in great changes both in life-style and in patterns of health and disease. There has been a marked decline in infectious diseases and an increase in chronic diseases. Diabetes mellitus has become one of the most common public health problems in the country. In 1988 it was estimated that 3.4% of total deaths in Bahrain were due to diabetes. A community-based study among mothers aged 18 to 48 years showed that 8.5… CONTINUE READING


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