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Healthy habits reduce diabetes complications

November 13, 2018 at noon 16:30.

According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health (MINSA), diabetes is the third leading cause of death among men and women in Peru2, and each year there are over 8,000 diabetic patients with various complications. This can be prevented by changing a healthy lifestyle and appropriate treatment.

In accordance with MINSA most cases have been detected in recent years diabetes belongs to type 2, which is higher for people with unhealthy habits or family history illness

World Campaign "It's time to take action".

Facing this reality, and on World Diabetes Day, Novo Nordisk has launched a global campaign "It's time to take action". The purpose of this initiative is to encourage people to make positive changes to their lifestyle and take steps to prevent and control diabetes and its complications to reduce the spread of the disease and its effects on public health.

"Number of people with diabetes In the country, it is increasing, and unfortunately, when diagnosed, many are already at an advanced stage with chronic complications that can affect their quality of life. However, if this condition is determined and treated at a time, future outcomes would not be so damaging to people's lives, "says Viviana Ulloa, endocrinologist and head of medicine Novo Nordisk in Peru.

It should be noted that Type 2 diabetes This can be prevented by appropriate changes in lifestyle, such as regular physical activity and the maintenance of a balanced diet.

For people who have already been diagnosed, therapeutic changes in lifestyle and proper management of treatment may significantly reduce the risk of complications, such as lumbar sputum, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and loss of vision.

Diabetes and heart

Diabetes increases the risk of a variety of serious problems health among which is cardiovascular disease (CVD). These pathologies are the main cause of disability and death for people with Type 2 diabetes. In view of this situation, it is important for patients to identify risk factors such as high blood pressure, uncontrolled blood glucose and high cholesterol; as well as all types of SVS such as chest pain, heart attack, stroke or heart failure.

Currently there is a direct link between diabetes and heart disease. Of all 3 people with diabetes 2 blood vessel obstruction caused by cardiovascular disease or stroke.

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