The medical doctor pointed out that in Latvia there are over 90,000 people with diabetes, and this disease affects a large number of families. Moreover, diabetes diabetes makes daily changes not only for the patient, but also for their relatives, bringing many new challenges.
According to Schlemm, for this reason, World Diabetes Day this year is "Diabetes and Family". The president of the LDF said that this year the federation wants to emphasize the vital role of the family in the treatment, treatment and prevention of diabetes.
"We encourage everyone to check their health regularly and to determine the risk of diabetes, and encourage family members to test," Stelman said.
Celebrating the World Diabetes Day, LDF will invite people to an informative event in the pavilion for the central market of Riga's central railway, at the third address of the Central Market K-3, from 14 to 17, next Sunday, November 14. During the event, it will be possible to consult experts free of charge to determine the level of cholesterol, as well as to receive vouchers for free checking of sugar.
The conference will also include an endocrinologist and a nutritional counseling center for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, healthy nutrition and physical activity.
On the other hand, the Association for Children and Youth from Latvia will organize the event "Discover the Diabetes – Save the Life!", Which will be held on November 17 in the fourth market of Kalnciem, Kalnciema iela 35, Riga from 10:00 to 16:00. At that time, consultations for nutritionists specializing in sweets tasting and a creative retro-reflective workshop.
As the representative of the Latvian Center for Diabetes Marta Lagzdina informed, in order to attract public attention to the spread of diabetes in Latvia and raise awareness among people, the society will open a social campaign "Stronger for Diabetes" on November 14.
It was designed as a social experiment in which three personalized individuals – Kristina Garklava, Magnuss Erins and Edgars Balins – will try to "live and join forces" with diabetes in their roles of musicians, improvisational theater actor Nauris Brikmanis.
According to Lagzindin, participants of the experiment will be able to survive and through various tasks and tests "enjoy on their skin" the everyday life of patients with diabetes, including situations in which diabetes is next to each other, is step-by-step impression when expected at the very least, significantly impede any human activity and behavior, and sometimes create inaccuracies, as well as health and life-threatening moments.
The launch of the campaign will take place on November 14 at 11:00 in the Deep Vhita office at the Communications Management Agency. This event will present statistics on the prevalence of diabetes in Latvia and provide practical advice to diabetics and peers, as well as experiences with diabetes experience and describe a social experiment.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2001 there were 29,492 people in Latvia with diabetes, while 91,571 people were diagnosed in 2017.