World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

November 14 is World Diabetes Awareness Day.

World Diabetes Day, is held annually on November 14 and aims to focus on and raise awareness about the disease. This day is celebrated in more than 160 countries and in the more than 230 member associations of the International Diabetes Federation.

World Diabetes Day was celebrated on November 14, 1991, in collaboration with the International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It should be noted that November 14 is an important date in medical history because it was on this day that Frederick Bunting and Charles Best discovered insulin. Diabetes is a widespread disease and it occupies one of the leading places.

It usually develops in adulthood, often after the age of 40, against the background of increased body mass, sometimes even against the background of an excess of insulin. It is often preceded by altered metabolic status with impaired glucose tolerance, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance.

Type 1 diabetes, or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, or juvenile-onset diabetes mellitus (referred to in the past) - is caused by damage to the pancreatic β-cells and complete loss of function, accompanied by an absolute deficiency of insulin. Type 1 diabetes, develops mainly due to a decrease in insulin production by the pancreas, while the development of type 2 diabetes is the result of more complex processes.

Type 2 diabetes produces its own insulin but is usually "incorrect", meaning that the body responds slowly and insufficiently to an increase in blood glucose, and the insulin released is not enough to fully absorb glucose.

According to the second mechanism, muscle and fat cells are unable to use all the secreted insulin or the normal amount of insulin. Such a condition is called insulin resistance.

The National Center of Surgery joins World Diabetes Awareness Day and offers endocrinological examinations throughout the whole week at a discounted date:

  1. Consultation of an endocrinologist, ultrasound of the abdomen and determination of glucose content in the blood;
  2. Diabetic foot screening;
  3. Examination of the thyroid gland by ultrasound elastography.

If you want to take advantage of the offered promotions, please register in advance at the call center number 577 119 119 or 2 02 25 25!

Wish you health!

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