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Only 20% of diabetics in Abu Dhabi have condition under control

According to statistics by the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD), only 20% of the 140,823 people with diabetes in the emirate have their condition well under control, Khaleej Times has reported. Among the diabetics, women and older people (60 years and above) have better control of their diabetes than men and younger people, the figures showed. Abu Dhabi has high rates of chronic diseases related to lifestyle such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, which accounted for over a quarter of deaths in 2010.