Ethiopian olim develop high rate of Type 2 diabetes

29.07.2011                      27.Tammus, 5771

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Ethiopian olim develop high rate of Type 2 diabetes

Immigrants are receiving inadequate medical care for the condition, according to a new study by Dr. Anat Jaffe.

Although obesity and Type 2 diabetes were almost unknown among Ethiopian Jews before their aliya, they have become increasingly common here, but the immigrants are receiving inadequate medical care for the condition, according to a new study by Dr. Anat Jaffe, head of the diabetes and endocrinology unit at Hillel Jaffe Medical Center in Hadera.
Her study was presented on Tuesday in the Knesset at a special meeting to establish a lobby for the struggle against obesity and diabetes, initiated by physician and Kadima MK Rachel Adatto….