Ljubljana, November 8 – The central topic of the National Conference on the Treatment of Diabetes, held today in Ljubljana, is to look at this chronic disease in terms of data, trends and differences between the regions in the country. The National Public Health Institution and the Ministry of Health have taken care of organizing this year's conference, which is already the 9th row.
Conference participants will discuss the state of diabetes in Slovenia and present where we compare with other countries and what is the state of the region in the prevention and care of diabetics.
The number of diabetic patients is steadily rising. In 2008, approximately 84,000 people received blood sugar lowering drugs in 2008 and about 111,400 people in 2017, which is over a third.
According to estimates, the diabetes is only recognized by half of people with this disease.