Doctors noted that there are over 90,000 people with diabetes in Latvia and this disease affects a large number of families. In addition, diabetic diabetes makes changes not only for the patient, but also for his relatives daily, bringing many new challenges.
According to Schlemm, for this reason, the theme of World Diabetes Day this year is "Diabetes and Family." The president of the LDF said that this year the federation wants to highlight the vital role of the family in the treatment, care and prevention of diabetes.
"We encourage everyone to regularly check their health and determine their risks for diabetes, and encourage family members to be tested," said Stelmane.
Celebrating World Diabetes Day, the LDF will invite people to the informative event at the Riga Central Market Market in Riga, at 3, K-3 Central Market Street, from 14 to 17, next week, on November 14. During the event, it will be possible to consult free specialists to determine their level of cholesterol, as well as receive free checks of sugar.
The event will also include an endocrinologist and nutrition counselor on prevention and treatment of diabetes, healthy eating and physical activity.
For its part, the Association of Child and Adolescent Diabetes in Latvia will organize an "Discoverable Diabetes-Save the Life!" Event, which will take place on November 17 in the Kalnciems room market, Kalnciema was 35, Riga, 10:00 at 4:00 p.m. During that time, consultations specialized in nutrition, natural tasting of sweeteners and retro-reflective creative workshop.
As the representative of the Latvian Diabetes Center, Marta Lagzdiña, has announced, in order to attract more public attention on the dissemination of diabetes in Latvia and raise awareness among people, the society will launch a social campaign "Stronger for diabetes" on November 14 .
It is designed as a social experiment in which three personally-known individuals: Kristina Garklava, Magnuss Eriņš and Edgars Bāliņš will try to "live and combine forces" with diabetes in their roles as a musician, actor of improvisation theater Nauris Brikmanis.
According to Lagzndin, the participants of the experiment will be able to survive and, through various tasks and tests, "enjoy their skin" the daily life of diabetic patients, including situations where diabetes is adjacent to each other, step by step, sometimes impress when at least expected, significantly impeding any human activity and behavior, and sometimes creating inaccuracies, but also moments of health and mortal risk.
The launch of the campaign will take place on November 14 at 11:00 in the Deep White office of the Communications Management Agency. The event will present the statistics on the prevalence of diabetes in Latvia and provide practical advice for diabetics and peers, as well as experiences of diabetic experiences of the patient and describe the social experiment.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2001, 29,492 people had diabetes in Latvia, while in 2017 it was diagnosed with 91 571 people.