The diabetes association promoted this Sunday sensitization walk for diabetes, which was held in the center of Vila Verde. As part of World Diabetes Day, celebrating November 14, this association brought together people with type 1 diabetes to raise awareness and raise awareness about the disease.
Christina Mota, vice-president of the association, told V that there are even more extreme cases of type 1 diabetes in Vila Verde County – when the pancreas does not secrete insulin – but that the vast majority of even type 2 diabetes is correct.
We make these initiatives because they make people feel less shame and show themselves more, ”says Christina Mota, warning that type 2 diabetes is an epidemic of our time.”
“One of our goals in this walk is also to inform about the difference between the two types of diabetes,” said Vinca.
According to the Diabetic Portal, each of the two diabetics does not know that they have a disease.
The prevalence of diabetes in the national territory is estimated at 13.3%, and about 44% of the Portuguese population will not be diagnosed yet.