A large number of Uljman, as well as inhabitants of the surrounding towns, used the opportunity to check their health. Internal examinations, blood pressure measurements, blood sugar levels, anthropometric and HB01C measurements, as well as dental examinations and consultative interviews were performed.
In the territory of Vršac and inhabited places, there are about 5,000 citizens living with diabetes, and in the course of last year, 162 newborns were registered. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to preventing complications and achieving better outcomes, and such actions are organized precisely with this goal.
"The response is satisfactory so far, we had four cases of elevated glycemic control, and these people have not controlled so far, did not measure sugar, so we already refer them to the chosen doctor and further analyzes to be done," says Dr. Rhyn Dusanov, spec. hygiene and nutrition of healthy and sick DZ Vršac.
The World Diabetes Day is celebrated this year under the slogan "Diabetes Affects the Family", in order to draw attention to the need for preventive action in people who have predispositions for diabetes.
"When it comes to diabetes, we can prevent certain things – this is a diet that is very important, regular physical activity, smoking cessation, and a reduction in cholesterol, that is an increase in HDL of good cholesterol and a decrease in LDL bad cholesterol, as well as triglycerides," explains Doctor Душанов.
On this occasion, locals who were found to have elevated values or risk of developing diabetes, also received sugar measuring apparatus, so that at home they could occasionally check and monitor their condition.