SALTA (Redaccin) – Since 1991, by the decision of the International Federation of Diabetes and Diseases World Health Organization. November 14th is World Diabetes Day. an opportunity in all countries to carry out activities to promote the global community's awareness of this disease, its causes, symptoms, associated complications and treatment being conducted in Salta.
In this box, from Monday 12 to Friday 16, at Dr. Arturo Oativia, will conduct various activities for patients, family members and the community in general.
On Monday, from 11 to 13, there will be a workshop on the prevention of diabetic foot. On Tuesday, June 13th, from 11am to 12pm, a talk about the benefits of physical activity will be held. On Wednesday, 14, from 11.30 to 13.30, there will be a dessert-friendly cooking workshop with practical demonstrations. On Friday, 16, 10 to 11, talk will be held on the use of insulin therapy in treating patients. All these activities will be performed in the hospital hall.
In the waiting room, on Wednesday, October 14, 10 am to 12 pm, a talk about healthy eating will be held. On Thursday, May 15, 11 to 12, self-control information will be given to control glycemia using a glucometer. On Friday 16, 9 am to 10 am, there will be talk of insulin therapy.
In San Bernardo Hospital
Wednesday will conduct glycemic control and provide advice and information on the prevention and treatment of diabetic feet, actions that will treat nurses and nurses who will be stationed in the hospital's central hospital.
In the Pope Francisco hospital
On Wednesday, 14, a stand will be set up to evaluate the external and personal risk factors with glycemic control and the FINDRISK test. An informative conversation will also be held and a special event will be held in the vehicle parking sector.
Sugar disease is defined as a group of metabolic diseases characterized by elevated blood glucose levels, which, if not controlled, cause damage to the blood vessels and the nerves of the feet and other organs.
Diabetics often have foot pain, stiffness, tingling, lack of sensitivity and other diseases such as neuropathy. Diabetes is constantly increasing, and health systems around the world warn that the trend will continue if people do not adopt measures to prevent disease development.
80% of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented if a healthy lifestyle is adopted and maintained, which means controlling excessive body weight and obesity, eating a healthy diet, regular exercise, controlling arterial hypertension and cholesterol, and checking family history.
According to estimates by the International Diabetes Association, 425 million people worldwide were affected, representing almost 9% of adult population aged 20 to 79.
Another important fact is that not every two people with diabetes are diagnosed, which increases the risk of developing related complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, lower extremity amputations.
They may be symptoms of diabetes, frequent urination, excessive thirst, constant appetite, sudden loss of weight, extreme fatigue, lack of interest and concentration, vomiting, abdominal pain, feeling sick or stiff in the hands and feet, blurred, frequent infections, wounds which is not healed.
In prevention, it is essential to know the level of risk for a person suffering from Type 2 diabetes, for which there is a FINDRISC test consisting of a questionnaire of eight simple questions.
The World Diabetes Day was launched in honor of Frederick Banting, a physician, a Canadian professor and researcher born November 14, 1891. Together with Charles Best, he discovered in 1921 insulin, a hormone that allows the treatment of diabetic patients.
In raising awareness of diabetes, the blue circles are used as a logo, a color that symbolizes life and health in many cultures.