Posted 11/11/2018 5:57 PM.
Attendance will be from 7am to noon and includes ophthalmology examinations for eye fundal evaluation, blood pressure measurement, blood glucose test, dental evaluation, nutritional orientation and others.
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At least 100 people, including professors and students from FTC Feira de Santana, will participate on Saturday (10) from Diabetic Mutirão, a multidisciplinary event organized by Hospital of Eyes – Clihon. Attendance will start from 7am to 12pm and include eye examinations for eye fundus evaluation, blood pressure measurement, blood glucose testing, odontological evaluation, nutritional orientation and activities in the fields of physiotherapy and physical education.
Overall, five courses will be part of a joint effort, which also relies on City Hall partnerships, through the Ministry of Health and Feira de Santana State University (UEFS): Nursing, Nutrition, Biomedicine, Physiotherapy and Physical Education. For Professor Hayana Leal Barbosa, coordinator of Collegiate Nursing, in addition to fulfilling social responsibility commitments, this event provides exceptional learning for students.
The purpose of the joint effort, which was coordinated by Dr. Hermelino Oliveira Neto, is not limited to treating diabetic patients – who have numbered more than 12 million in Brazil and 400 million in the world – but to make people aware of the risks, prevention and treatment of diseases. This event marks World Diabetes Day, which was instituted in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). An estimated 640 million people will suffer from diabetes by 2040.
Diabetes is characterized by a deficiency in the production of insulin by the pancreas, a substance that allows glucose (sugar) contained in food to be transported into cells and converted into energy. If glucose is not absorbed, it is present in the bloodstream, which, at high levels for a long time, causes complications such as blindness (diabetic retinopathy), heart disease (coronary disease), kidney (hypertension and renal insufficiency) and amputation (neuropathy and thrombosis )
According to health organizations, early detection is very important. Screening campaigns for the population help find cases of diabetes and prevent complications, rather than finding existing diseases through complications, making a far greater impact, not on the quality of life of individuals but also on society in general, in terms of socio-economic.