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Society | November 9, 2018, at noon. 11:00 AM

Not every second adult knows he has diabetes, says the head of the Federation of Diabetes of Latvia (LDF), Endocrinologist Indra Štelmane.

The medicae noted that there are over 90,000 people with diabetes in Latvia, and this disease affects a large number of families. Moreover, diabetic diabetes makes changes not only to the patient but also to their relatives on a daily basis, bringing a number of new challenges.

According to Schlemm, for this reason, this year's World Diabetes Day topic is "Diabetes and Family". The president of the LDF said that this year's federation highlights the vital role of the family in the treatment, care and prevention of diabetes this year.

"We urge everyone to check their health regularly and decide on their diabetes risks, and encourage family members to be tested," said Stelmane.

Celebrating World Diabetes Day, LDF will invite people for an educational event on the Riga Central Market Root Pavilion on 3, 3rd, 3rd k-3 Centrāltirgus Street, between 14:00 and 17 November next week.

During the event, it will be possible to consult with experts, to decide on your cholesterol free of charge and to have vouchers for a free sugar check.

The event will also include counseling of endocrinology and nutritionist on the prevention and treatment of diabetes, eating and healthy and physical activity.

In turn, Latvia Children and Young People's Diabetes Association will organize a "Sustainable Diabetes – Save the Life!" Event, held on November 17 in the Kalnciems quarter market, Kalnciema 35, Riga, between 10:00 a.m. and 16:00. . During that time, nutritional specialist consultations, natural taste of sweeteners and a creative retro-reflective workshop.

As the representative of the Latvia Diabetes Center Marta Lagzdiņa said, in order to attract more public attention to spreading diabetes in Latvia and to raise awareness among people, the society will launch a "Stronger for diabetes" social campaign on 14 November.

I've been designed as a social experiment where three personally known individuals – Kristīne Garklava, Magnuss Eriņš and Edgars Bāliņš – will try to "live and match" forces with diabetes in their roles as a musician, an improvised theater actor Nauris Brickman

According to Lagzndin, the participants will be able to survive, and through different tasks and tests, "enjoy on their skin" daily life of diabetic patients, including situations where adjacent diabetes, step by step , impressed at times when the least is expected, obstructs any activity and human behavior, and sometimes even creates inaccuracies, but also health moments and life threatening.

The launch of the campaign will take place on November 14 at 11:00 at the Deep White office of the Communications Management Agency. The event will present statistics on the prevalence of diabetes in Latvia and give practical advice to diabetes and peers, as well as experiences of diabetic patient experiences and describe the social experiment.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2001, there were 29 492 people suffering from diabetes in Latvia, and in 2017 it had already been diagnosed with 91 571 people.


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