Author Archives: NJAl-Thani

Women Face Higher Risk of Diabetes, Obesity

Qatari women are at higher risk of developing diabetes and obesity than men because of cultural traditions and restrictive gender roles. By Salima Al Ismaili, Ismaeel Naar & Benazir Al-Munir Karim...

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The Stats

Learn more about the obesity and diabetes rates in Qatar. By Latifa Alrumaihi...

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Traditions Interfere with Society’s Health

Some Qatari traditions and beliefs have exacerbated the problem of obesity and diabetes in the country. Here, two Qataris living with obesity and diabetes tell their stories. By Jawaher Al-Naimi...

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The Life of a Diabetic Child

Fourteen-year-old Sultan Al-Buainain is learning to live with Type 1 diabetes. This is his story....

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Women & Children First: Gestational Diabetes

About 16 percent of pregnant women in Qatar develop gestational diabetes. The condition can lead to other health problems for women and their babies....

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