Helping to prevent and
manage diabetes in Qatar

Diabetes is serious, but it can be managed and prevented.
Action on Diabetes is helping the Qatari authorities tackle the rise of diabetes in Qatar by raising awareness and helping with lifestyle changes.

Healthy diet


The wrong diet – or just eating too much - can increase your risk of diabetes. For people who already have the condition, and those wanting to avoid it, the right diet is vital. Find out more about healthy eating.

Physical activity

We all know it’s good to keep active. But staying fit is an important way to protect yourself from diabetes, and helps if you have the condition too. It’s not always easy to exercise in Qatar – get top tips on getting exercise.


Stopping smoking


Whether you have health worries or not, smoking is not doing you any good – and increases your risk of developing diabetes by 30%. It's hard to give up, but lots of people do. Find out more about the risks and how to stop smoking.

Health checks

There are different types of diabetes, and many people in Qatar have the condition without realising it. Many more may not realise they are at risk. Take our simple test and see if you should get a health check. Are you at risk?


Expert help

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Action on Diabetes is supported by the Supreme Council of Health, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar Diabetes Association, Maersk Oil, and world leader in diabetes care Novo Nordisk.