Thursday , March 30 2023

Understanding and Understanding Diabetes – Observatory


November 14th is hosted annually by the International Diabetes Federation – IDF to raise awareness in the community around the world about diabetes and people with diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic disease with a global prevalence of over 500 million people, with an estimated prevalence in Portugal of over one million people and probably over 500,000 people who are not aware of its situation.

In 2018, IDF and scientific organizations, such as patient associations, are trying to sensitize the Portuguese to the exponential problem that this chronic disease is in a campaign under the motto "Family and Diabetes."

Across the country, people with diabetes and health professionals, doctors, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists are involved in numerous initiatives that raise awareness of the "real world" for diabetes and people living and living daily with them.

The involvement of the family of people with diabetes is a "family" obligation, so to speak, to all who live and live with the limitations and obligations, as well as the way of life of a diabetic, often complex, but also their daily achievements and also in their joys and troubles.

The awareness of the Portuguese population about the reality of the "disease situation" is extremely important for changing the attitudes of everyday life, so that the nucleus of the Mellitus diabetes studies of the Portuguese Internal Medicine Society challenges Portuguese to lead health and, in particular, World Diabetes Day, experiment with moderating the consumption of sugar and sugary products.

Ideal will undoubtedly be the experience "for a day being diabetes" and carry out the daily life of the person with diabetes and his family.

Living with diabetes is sometimes not easy, but it is possible with involvement in therapy, either education for self-control, or the reality of taking multiple and complex drugs from insulin to various oral, difficult drugs.

The reality of diabetes is changing every day, that is, there are no equal days, and this awareness must also have ours – in fact – a real improvement in the health of the population as a whole.

The only wait for health professionals is small, we all need to get involved.

Science and medicine grow in knowledge all over the world, but it is certainly not enough to know more and better, and the discovery of new drugs and forms of surveillance is not enough.

as well as the role of institutions dedicated to the study of diabetes, so that the Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine and its nucleus of studies on diabetes are involved in numerous awareness-raising actions to prevent the future in the hospital as well as to promote public discussions about the reality of the consultations which he runs throughout the country.

The awareness of guardianship is also our obligation – of all the professionals, but essentially of those who suffer from diabetes and their families.

Organizing the national diabetes control program is pressing and stagnant, and we are all "attentive": prevention today has no problems tomorrow.

Raising awareness of the experience of being "diabetic one day" or "a day without sugar or sugar" will certainly contribute to a life of less illness in the future, especially by preventing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Continuing training in education and training for all Portuguese will certainly contribute to better and better health and to a better and better national health service.

Coordinator of the NEDM Study of Diabetes Studies of the Portuguese Society for Internal Medicine

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