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Liège: World Diabetes Day Activities


Citadelle CHR again participates in World Diabetes Day, which will take place on November 14. In this context, from 10 am to 4 pm, the hospital organizes Citadelle activities, activities on the theme "the impact of diabetes on the family".

Here is the program:

– Free screening, especially focused on ophthalmologist and podiatry

– Distribution of lunch packages

– Diet Workshops

– Facebook Live at 12

– Information standings and awareness [19659004] these activities are free and accessible to everyone

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body can no longer use the effective insulin it produces. It is a disease that can lead to serious complications if left untreated. But one person in two is not aware that she is sick! Screening is crucial!

There are three main types of diabetes: type 1

diabetes, type 2 diabetes and pregnancy diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is the result of an autoimmune process that seems very sudden. Sufferers need insulin therapy to survive

Type 2 diabetes, which affects 85 to 90 percent of people with the disease, can go unnoticed and not be diagnosed for several years. In such cases, people with

are not aware of the long-term damage caused by their illness. Preventive measures (physical exercise, balanced diet, etc.) can prevent the onset of this type of diabetes. For example, 30 minutes of exercise per day can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 40%.

Pregnancy or gestational diabetes is defined as pregnant women who have never had diabetes before high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. If not controlled and treated, this diabetes can increase the risk of miscarriage and give birth to a child who is too fat and premature.

Some signs are a precursor to type 2 diabetes [19659018]:

  • frequent desire to urinate and excessive thirst

  • weight loss

  • fatigue, lack of energy

  • lack of interest and concentration [19659019] tingling, numbness or feeling of insensitivity in hands or feet

  • blurred vision, …

Diabetes in number …

  • 425 million people worldwide have diabetes. By 2030, this figure could increase to 522 million people

  • In Europe, 52 million people are affected, representing one in thirteen people

  • In Belgium, diabetes affects almost 507,000 people

  • Every 7 seconds a person dies of diabetes in the world

  • One of two is a diabetic who does not know

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