On November 14, at the CUF Viseu Hospital, the World Diabetes Day will be available for public employees from 2am to 6am, 6am to 10pm, to assess the risk. Participation in the action is free of charge and does not require a preliminary appointment.
According to the Health Director General, Portugal suffers 13.3% of the population aged 20 and 79, 44% of whom do not know the disease. About 200 new cases have been identified every day in Portugal. More than 1 million Portuguese suffer from diabetes and around 2 million are in Portugal under the pre-existing "diabetes mellitus."
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder, which can be due to multiple causes and is characterized by higher blood sugar levels (glycemia). Anyone can suffer from diabetes, but the risk factors such as hypertension, cholesterol, family history or overweight increase their likelihood of starting.
Awareness of the disease is the main goal of this initiative, which aims to warn the people of this terrible warning that makes the Portuguese life more difficult.