In Transcarpathian region there are more than 30 000 patients with diabetes
Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14, in Uzhgorod the events dedicated to World Diabetes Day will be held. On the city streets and squares in special tents people will be able to have their blood sugar level measured for free, be advised on how often these tests should be done, and win a glucometer and sugar free sweets in the lottery. Today, November 13, this information was provided during a press conference by the head of the health department of the RSA Roman Shnitser.
In total, there are 30,322 registered diabetics in the region, including 206 children. Roman Shnitser assured: all patients are 100% provided with insulin, the hospitals have enough reserves to June next year, so there is not going to be shortage of this drug any time soon.
Regional endocrinologist Olga Oleksik told that most people who suffer from diabetes are between 40 and 60 years of age. This affliction is quite common in the world, so it is even called the new global epidemic. To prevent the diabetes, the doctor advised to give up bad habits, pay more attention to healthy eating and physical activity, as well as to have medical examinations conducted and blood sugar measured at least once a year. If a person is overweight, has chronic disease of the pancreas, or someone in his or her family have diabetes, it is recommended to have blood sugar measured 4 times a year.
Regional children endocrinologist Taisiya Horvath advised parents to monitor the nutritional status of children, in particular, to limit the consumption of various sweet bars, chips and candy, which contain a lot of fat and calories.
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