HEALTH – awareness is greater than healing. This year's World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated on November 14, raises the issue of awareness. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) believes that this chronic disease remains unknown to the population and in this way decides to focus its family on the family. She chose the theme "Diabetes affects every family" with the World Health Organization (VHO).
In Morocco, 50% of the affected population, older than 18, ignores, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health, which estimates the number of diabetics across the country to more than 2 million people. When it comes to the number of children with diabetes, it would exceed 15,000, adds the same source. A public health problem that impairs health insurance funds, almost half of which is dedicated to long-term illness (ALD). Only diabetes accounts for 11% of these costs, the statement said.
Consciousness is essential because diabetes, in addition to being a silent illness, is generally a risk factor for many complications that can lead to heart disease, renal failure, blindness, or amputation of some limbs as the feet. Seriously, this disease is even more when it remains unknown. IDF conducted an online survey of 7,000 people at the end of the report. The other finds that "despite the fact that most respondents have a family member with diabetes, four out of five parents would have trouble identifying the warning signs (illnesses) in their children." This, for IDF, demonstrates the "need for education and awareness raising" to raise awareness of disease symptoms: excessive thirst, frequent urination, lack of energy, blurred vision, slow wound healing and foot and / or arm surgery.
For the Ministry of Health, "all potential actors must carry out strategic actions to prevent and manage this disease". Emphasizing that women, children and the elderly are the most endangered categories, the ministry says it is "aware of the importance of diabetes prevention and control". Bearing in mind that these are priorities in the disease control strategy, he specifies that each year he is projecting diabetes of 500,000 people who are at risk in primary care institutions, including having a family history of the first degree (father or mother) with diabetes.
The ministry also claims that more than 823,000 diabetics are in primary care facilities, 60% of them are RAMED, and more than 350,000 are insulin treated (insulin treated). The annual budget of approximately 156.7 million dirhams is dedicated to the purchase of insulins and oral antidiabetic drugs and another 15 million dirhams for the procurement of medical-technical equipment and reagents to ensure the diagnosis of diabetes and the metabolic monitoring of diabetics.
Diabetes is growing worldwide, the current trend reveals a "global health crisis," the ministry said in its statement. In the second, he transmits estimates of VHO and IDF (2017), according to which the incidence and prevalence of diabetes continues to grow. In evidence: a number of 425 million people with diabetes worldwide, who in 2015 could reach 629 million or one in ten people. According to these estimates, one in two people is not diagnosed, while the number of children and adolescents under 20 years of age affected by this type of type 1 diabetes exceeded one million.
Primary prevention through the promotion of a healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent it. In this video of the French Federation of Diabetics you will find the answer to your questions about "balanced diet and diabetes".