Every November 14th, World Diabetes Day is celebrated and the Santa Cruz date will not go unnoticed, because the Health Services Non-Transmittable Disease program conducts a campaign to teach people how to prevent this disease.
From yesterday until the 16th of this month, activities will be carried out at 15 health centers in the capital city of Santa Cruz. Yesterday, it was the turn of the Japanese hospital, where they made measurements of free blood glucose (blood sugar level), weight and height, and they were guided on how to prevent this disease, which affected 425 millions of people in the world, half of them did not know they suffer from it.
On November 12, the campaign will take place at the Bermúdez health center; on Tuesday the 13th, in Fortaleza, Juana Azurduy and Sagrada Familia; on Wednesday the 14th, at the Irala Avenue National Health Center, in San Juan de Dios, Percy Boland Maternity, Red Cross (walking), Víctor Hugo Casal, Che Guevara, Villa Cochabamba (Walk) and Divino Niño (Zumba); finally, on Friday the 16th, in Oncology.
Motto: diabetes and family
This year's World Diabetes Day has a motto: diabetes and family, with the aim of integrating families into the world of patients with this disease.
Angelica Fierro, who is responsible for the Non-Communicable Disease Program, said that in Santa Cruz, between 10 and 15% of the population had diabetes, while obesity reached 36% of the population, overweight to 26% and hypertension, to 22%.
A survey of risk factors, carried out from 2013 to 2017, shows that there are more people staying, because only 20% practice some physical activity and the rest do not.