Posted 9/11/2018 5:57 PM
Monitoring will be from 7 o'clock and include an ophthalmological examination for eye-base evaluation, blood pressure measurement, blood glucose test, dental assessment, diet orientation, and more.
Wake up to the city
At least 100 people, including professors and students from FTC Feira de Santana, will take part in this Saturday (10) of Diabitic Mutirão, an interdisciplinary event at Eyes – Clihon Hospital. Monitoring will take place from 7 am until 12 pm and includes ophthalmological examination for eye base assessment, blood pressure measurement, blood glucose test, dental evaluation, diet orientation, and activities in the field of physical therapy and physical education.
In total, five lessons will be part of the joint effort, which also builds on City Hall partnerships, through the Ministry of Health and the University of Feira de Santana (UEFS): Nursing, Nutrition, Biomedicine, Physiotherapy and Physical Education. For Professor Hayana Leal Barbosa, coordinator of the Nursing Association, in addition to fulfilling the commitment to social responsibility, the event offers great learning for students.
The goal of the joint effort, coordinated by Dr. Hermelino Oliveira Neto, is not limited to treating patients with diabetes – who already number more than 12 million in Brazil and 400 million in the world – but to realize in society the dangers, prevention and treatment of the disease. The event marks World Diabetes Day, which was established in 1991 by the International Federation of Diabetes (IDF). It is estimated that 640 million people will have diabetes in the year 2040.
Diabetes is characterized by a deficiency in insulin production from the pancreas, a substance that allows the glucose (sugar) contained in the food to be transferred to the cells and converted into energy. If glucose is not absorbed, it is present in the blood, which, at high levels for a long time, causes complications such as blindness (diabetic retinopathy), heart disease (coronary artery disease), renal (hypertension and renal failure) and amputation (neuropathies and thrombosis ).
According to health organizations, early diagnosis is vital. Population promotion campaigns contribute to the discovery of diabetes and prevention of complications rather than to finding the disease through existing complications and have a much greater impact not on the quality of life of the individual but also on society in general from a socio-economic point of view.