The Diabete Association promotes this sensitization step for Diabetes, which takes place in the center of Vila Verde. As part of the World Diabetes Day, marking November 14, this association brings together several people with type 1 diabetes to raise awareness and increase awareness of disease.
Cristina Mota, associate vice president, told V that in the Vila Verde area there were several cases of type 1 diabetes that were more extreme – when the pancreas did not release insulin – but the majority were even type 2 – insulin correctly.
We do this initiative because they make people feel more shy and expose themselves more, "said Cristina Mota, warning that type 2 diabetes" is an epidemic of our times. "
"One of our goals on foot is also to inform about the differences between the two types of diabetes," Vinca said.
According to the Diabetes Portal, one in two diabetics does not know they have a disease.
It is estimated that the prevalence of diabetes in the national region is 13.3%, and about 44% of the Portuguese population has not been diagnosed.