Company | November 9, 2018 at midday. 11:00
Every other adult does not know he has diabetes, said the head of the Latvian Diabetology Federation (FDL), endocrinologist Indra Štelman.
The doctors have noted that there are more than 90,000 people with diabetes in Latvia, and this disease affects a large number of families. In addition, diabetic diabetes leads to changes not only for the patient but also for his relatives on a daily basis, which brings many new challenges.
According to Schlemm, for this reason, Diabetes and Family is the topic of World Diabetes Day this year. The LDF President said that this year the Federation wants to highlight the vital role of the family in treating, managing, and preventing diabetes.
"We recommend everyone to regularly check their health and determine the risks of their diabetes and encourage family members to test," Stelmane said.
In celebrating the World Day of Diabetes, LDF will invite people to informative events on the Riga Central Market Root pavilion on 3, 3, 3, and 3 Centrāltirgus streets from 14:00 to 17 November next week.
During the event, experts will be consulted, choosing free cholesterol and receiving free sugar vouchers.
The event will also include endocrinological and nutritional counseling on prevention and treatment of diabetes, healthy nutrition and physical activity.
The Latvian Children and Youth Association for Diabetes organizes the concert "Clarifying Diabetes – Save Life!", Which will be held on November 17 in Kalnciema iela 35 in Riga between 10:00 and 16:00. sweetener tasting and a creative retro reflex workshop.
As the representative of the Latvian Diabetes Center, Marta Lagzdiņa, said, in order to attract more public attention to the spread of diabetes in Latvia and to raise awareness among people, the society will launch a social campaign called "Stronger for Diabetes" on November 14th.
It is designed as a social experiment in which three personally-known personalities – Kristin Garkow, Magnuss Eriņš and Edgars Bāliņš – will try to "live and fight with" diabetes in their roles as a musician, improvising theatrical actor Nauris Brikmanis.
According to Lagzndin, the participants in the experiment will be able to survive, and thanks to various "skin-to-skin" tasks and trials, the everyday life of diabetic patients, including diabetes, is step by step, impressing for a moment when it is expected to significantly impede any human activities and behavior and sometimes even creates inaccuracies, but also health and life threatening moments.
Campaign launch will take place on November 14 at 11:00 at Deep White at the Communications Administration Agency. The event will include statistics on the prevalence of diabetes in Latvia and provide practical advice to diabetics and parents as well as experience with diabetic patient experience and describe a social experiment.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2001, 29,492 people were affected in Latvia, while 91,771 people were diagnosed in 2017.