There is an alarming increase in the incidence of diabetes among children aged 8 to 10 due to poor dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle, indicated Mohammed Al-Harbi, head of the ministry's diabetic centers
and units during the launch of the nationwide campaign.
Tayeb, the Ministry of Health put a plan to have 20 diabetic centers
in the Kingdom.
operates diabetic centers
under the name of "The Sugar Free Centers," which provide a total health care service for individuals with diabetes including; medical equipment, supplies, prescription and non-prescription drugs, food products and educational materials which can be purchased at the centers or delivered through the company's mail order services.
It will set up new diabetic centers
across the Kingdom at a cost of SR42 million.