Diabetes in Arab Populations undergoing Epidemiological Transition Status: Clinical, Pathophysiology and Identifying Genetic factors Underlying the Susceptibility of Increase Incidence to the Disease to be used in Prevention Strategies


Prof. Fuad Iraqi



With improvements in sanitation and water supply, increased vaccination coverage and better control of malnutrition, many of the developing countries have been undergoing what is called the "epidemiological transition". Such populations are characterized by an increasingly older population, increasing life expectancy, decreasing infant mortality, and a shift of the burden of mortality and morbidity from infectious diseases to chronic