A modern lifestyle with bad eating habits and underweight increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. This illness is not hurt, but it is chronic and causes many complications. It is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, renal failure, blindness and limbs.
Faster implementation of commitments
Diabetes is recognized only in 50% of people. With the "Let's Reduce Half" initiative, the Slovenian Association of Diabetes Associations and the Slovenian Cardiovascular Health Association would like to incorporate all Slovenian governmental, non-governmental and professional powers to comply with the commitments of the National Diabetes Review Program. And what should be reduced? The International Diabetes Association (IDF) study showed that diabetes is recognized only by 50% of patients with this disease. Of these, only 50% are treated, of which only 50% reach therapeutic goals and only 50% reach the desired results.
Alojz Rudolf, Vice-President of the Slovenian Association of Diabetes Associations, points out that there are over 425 million people worldwide diagnosed with diabetes. By 2045 this figure could reach 629 million. In Slovenia, we have about 125,000 people with diabetes and many of them who do not yet know they have it. "We do not keep a register of patients, although we have warned this for many years, and the disease is not curing, so we can do our best to raise awareness that people recognize their condition, otherwise complications may be."
She does not die for sugar
Diabetes is a major scourge of the current, developed world, and the most common chronic non-contagious disease, which is almost ten percent of the adult population and the number of patients is growing rapidly. Two thirds of Type 2 diabetics live in urban environments and are at work, aged 20-64.
Because of diabetes, approximately 4.9 million people die each year, 60% of which is due to cardiovascular disease and complications. "Sugar patients do not usually die of sugar as such, but because of this complication, type 2 diabetics will experience a heart attack and often complications with the blood vessels in the legs and everything that will follow." If we recognize the illness in time, care and care we can extend such a high quality life to such people " Prim. Matija Cevc, Chair of the Association of Cardiovascular Diseases.
IDF released this year's global survey of people with type 2 diabetes awareness of the risks of cardiovascular disease. Only 12,695 patients participated, the results show that researchers underestimated the risk of cardiovascular disease in their illness. One-quarter of the patients have never been discussed with the physician about the underlying factors of such risks.
We recognize the risk
Doctor Aleš Skvarca, UKC Ljubljana internal medicine expert explains that cardiovascular disease is in patients with diabetes up to 15 years earlier than in others. In his opinion, it is not permissible for half to know his illness. "In addition, those with diagnosed diabetes use blood glucose without harm," Skvarca says.
Some people can take up to nine or even 12 years before they realize they have diabetes. But then the complications are obvious. Timely detection of disease and timely care is crucial. "In the first years of the disease, we lose miles so we can achieve significant millimeters," Skvarca says.
The World Wide Web offers a number of useful tools for identifying the type 2 diabetes risk. One of these is also a risk #specific. If we know our risk and check our health status in time, we can avoid serious complications that can endanger our lives and improve treatment results, says IDF.