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World Diabetes Day: the importance of adequate control

Dec 17th 2013 at 9:37 PM

diabetesThe World Diabetes Day emphasizes the importance of proper control , to carry out the disease better and to have a better quality of life. However, today, the diabetes is still a pending issue .

" Take control of diabetes Now "is the theme this year, as used in previous years, to raise awareness of the need for continuous monitoring of metabolic nature of this disease that comes in two types, type 1 diabetes and type 2 (acquired bad habits with age).

As with everything, prevention plays a fundamental role: the adoption of a healthy lifestyle with a nutritious and balanced diet and regular physical activity is imperative to prevent these and other diseases.
Currently, diabetes affects a  13.8 percent of people over 18 years -of which 6 percent know their situation, according to the data available from the study "".
This means that nearly 40 percent of people with diabetes do not know it . In addition, a quarter of those affected suffer some other metabolic disorder associated with carbohydrates and, therefore, more risk than the general population to develop diabetes in the future (impaired fasting glucose or a bad curve tolerance glucose).

"These figures are closely related to type 2 diabetes and obesity. We must act at this level. Only holding back the inappropriate lifestyles and modifying we can achieve control of the disease in 80 percent of these people , "he said about Sonia Gaztambide, president of the SED (Spanish Society of Diabetes).

One of the difficulties encountered in the proper control of diabetes is that the disease is silent and the treatments applied are rather intended to prevent complications and future risks: serious eye problems, cardiovascular (heart attacks) and stroke (stroke) and foot injuries.

Hence it happens that patients struggle to fulfill them: three to four out of ten patients have difficulty meeting the treatment well as Francesc Xavier Cos, member REDGDPS Network (Study Group for Diabetes in Primary Care Health) and Vice President of the European Group of Diabetes in Primary Care (DEPC).
The truth is that this year again to stress the importance of diabetes control and early diagnosis to prevent future complications.

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