South Bohemia – World Diabetes Day is Wednesday. Find out if you are at risk.
The third millennium epidemic, so doctors call diabetes. And that's right. Diabetes is one of the most widespread diseases in the Czech Republic without exaggeration. For patients, this means not only the maintenance of the maintenance, the use of the medicine or the insulin, but in many cases there is a high risk of amputation of stroke, heart attack, renal failure, blindness and lower leg.
With diabetes, according to the data of the General Health Insurance Company, every tenth person is treated and their number is constantly rising. The Health Insurance Companies Association registers nearly 320,000 diabetic patients. Just over 10 years ago, it was 184,000.
Bohemia's south has not been left. Doctors such patients number tens of thousands, according to statistics, it is every one-twelfth of the south. "In recent years, the number of patients with type 2 diabetes has grown rapidly in the age group by about 40. The number of complicated cases is also increasing dramatically, and the age of the patients with these complications is decreasing," Lenka Dohnalova, Coordinator of the Diabetes Center in South Bohemia, warned at the conference.
To prevent the disease, diabetes is important for early treatment. But it is not always possible to manage diabetes with discrete and progressive progression. Even hundreds of thousands of Czechs are estimated to be unaware of their illness.
Regardless of whether you are one of them, you can find out on Wednesday when several preventive measures are taking place during the World Diabetes Day.
You can also join České Budějovice in the fight against diabetes. The walk starts at noon. 14.15 towards Long Bridge and ending at the EUC Clinic, at noon. 15.30 is a seminar on dietary and diabetic news.
They are involved, for example camp hospital. From 9:00 to 12:00, you can measure blood pressure, glycemia, and calculate the body mass index, which is a risk factor in the lobby. Experts will be ready to give advice on prevention as well as how to diagnose the disease and how to deal with it.
Also Budějovický obchodní centrum Géčko Today, from 10:00 to 16:00, there is a consultation center where people measure blood sugar, pressure will be assessed by the BMI. There will be a diabetologist, nutrition therapist and blood vessel specialist. There will also be a taste for healthy perceptions.