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'Ticking time-bomb' of UAE diabetes

Experts say the high rate of diabetes in the UEA is because in just a couple of generations, the population has transformed from tribes on the move, to people more used to a life based around shopping malls.

It may be an oil-rich country, but if problems with diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases are not tackled, healthcare spending is predicted to spiral.

The BBC's Katy Watson reports from Abu Dhabi.

  • 12 Dec 2010