The Diaimetology Centers of Portimão and Lagos and the Dietetics and Nutrition Service of Algarve University Hospital (CHUA) will promote various activities to identify World Diabetes Day.
The actions are directed to professionals and consumers, "in an effort to raise awareness and alert to the risk factors associated with pathology," he said. statement.
Activities start on Tuesday, 13, with actions to raise awareness in schools EB 2.3 Prof. José Buísel to Manuel Teixeira Gomes High School in Portimão, aimed at students aged between 10 and 17, as well as a whole school community, where professionals talk about the importance of reading food labels, with intention of promoting healthier eating.
As food education is a key component in the prevention and treatment of Diabetes, reading food labels will also be broadcast on Wednesday, 14, World Diabetes Day, at the Portimão Unit hall, between 9:00 a.m. at 5:00 p.m. At 15:00, in a step of awareness referred to users and professionals.
Also on the 14th, the Portimão Hospital Unit will offer a special menu to adapt to the dietary specifications of people with diabetes, which are mainly composed of whole grain, coat, soup with vegetables and sugar desserts.
In the 14th century, but in a more targeted way for users of the Diabetes consultation, Dietetic and Nutrition Department professionals will present different tips for mid-morning meals, providing nutritional information about them.
Already on the 15th, activities will focus on health professionals, who will be able to take part in the workshop on insulin therapy that takes place in several sessions throughout the day in the area of training Portimão Hospital.
The celebrations will end on the 17th, in Aljezur, where during the morning in the Civic Market, screen the risk factors of developing diabetes.
Through Findrisk's methodology, the Center's Diabetes and Nutrition and Nutrition Center professionals will fill in a questionnaire, perform physical appraisal and other parameters, such as capillary glycemia or blood pressure, to detect the users with high or very high risk o develop diabetes over the next ten years and, if necessary, refer them to health services.
Still Aljezur, at 2:00 pm, a "Diabetes Care" lecture will be held in Espaço +, aimed at patients, carers and members of the family who # 39; n dealing daily with pathology.