Today, November 14, World Cancer Diabetes Day, from 09:00 to 14:00, in the foyer of the Military Medical Academy (MMA), doctors of the Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Clinics will provide a free measurement of blood glucose and cholesterol.
Anyone wishing to consult with experts can not do this in advance.
World Diabetes Day is a cause of concern for millions of people every year on November 14, the World Wide Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization's decision.
In 2007, the World Diabetes Day was officially celebrated by the United Nations on November 14, as it was born in 1921, along with Charles Best, the birthday of Frederick Banting, who found a life-saving method to fight diabetes, type 1 insulin.
The World Diabetes Day logo is a circle that reflects life and health, and the blue color is the same for all nations. Blue diabetes is a combination of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetic pandemic.
According to various statistical data, socially significant illnesses affect Bulgaria from 460 to 577 thousand. Every year, 140 people are operated and amputated. In order to reduce severe statistics, health care organizations in the country will conduct early free examinations on Diabetes Day.
According to the International Diabetes Federation in 2013, 427,000 people suffer from diabetes and 150,000 in Bulgaria, but do not know about it and therefore are not treated. It is 9.6% of adult population.
In 2005, the frequency was low – 8.4% and the forecast by 2030 – to 10.9%.
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterized by a high level of blood due to partial loss or damage of insulin (type 2 diabetes) or total loss of the product (type 1 diabetes). Effective treatment can reduce the risk of complications up to 50%.