A modern lifestyle with poor eating habits and insufficient weight increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This disease does not hurt, but is chronic and causes many complications. It is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, renal failure, blindness, and loss of limbs.
For faster implementation of obligations
Diabetes is recognized only in 50% of people. With the initiative "Reduce Half", the Association of Diabetes Associations of Slovenia and the Society for the Health of Cardiovascular Health of Slovenia want to bring together all governmental, non-governmental and professional forces in Slovenia in order to fulfill the obligations of the national diabetes control program. And which half should be reduced? A study by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has shown that only 50% of people with this disease are diagnosed with diabetes. Only 50% of them are treated, of which only 50% achieve treatment goals, and only 50% achieve the desired results.
Alojz Rudolf, vice president of the Association of Diabetes Associations of Slovenia, points out that there are more than 425 million people with diabetes worldwide. By 2045, this figure could have risen to 629 million. In Slovenia we have about 125,000 people with diabetes and many of them who still do not know how to have them. "We do not keep a register of patients, even though we've been warning it for many years now. The disease can not be cured, so we can do the most by raising awareness that people recognize their condition, otherwise it may be a complication."
She's not dying for sugar
Diabetes is the main crime of a modern, developed world and most commonly occurs chronic non-communicable disease, which is already almost ten percent of the adult population, and the number of patients is rapidly increasing. Two thirds of people with type 2 diabetes live in urban areas and are actively active, aged 20 to 64 years.
Due to diabetes, about 4.9 million people die annually, 60 percent of them due to cardiovascular diseases and their complications. "Patients with sugar generally do not die of sugar as such, but because of the complications that this disease causes. Type 2 diabetics die from heart attacks and often have complications with blood vessels on the legs and everything that follows. If we recognize the disease in a timely manner, treat and treat it , such a quality life can prolong such people, "Prim. Matija Cevc, president of the Society for Cardiovascular Health.
This year, IDF released the results of a global research on the awareness of people with type 2 diabetes about the risk of cardiovascular disease. As a result of 12,695 patients, the results show that researchers underestimate the risk of cardiovascular disease in their illness. One in four never talked to the Doctor about the factors behind this type of risk.
Say the risk
Dr. Aleš Skvarča, a specialist in diabetes, a specialist in internal medicine UKC Ljubljana, explains that cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients occurs up to 15 years earlier than in others. In his opinion, it is unacceptable that half do not know about their illness. "Moreover, those who have diagnostic confirmed diabetes take blood sugar as something non-dangerous," says Skvarca.
Some take even nine or even 12 years before they find out that they have diabetes. But then the complications are obvious. Timely detection and timely treatment of the disease is crucial. "In the first years of the disease, we are losing miles so we can catch significant millimeters at the end," says Skarca.
World Vide Web offers a number of useful tools for identifying the risk of type 2 diabetes. One of them is # specific risks. If we know our own risk and check the health status in time, we can avoid serious complications that can endanger our lives and improve treatment outcomes, IDF recommends.