November 14 is World Diabetes Day, where everyone is invited to pay attention to the dangers of diabetes. Experts at the Clinic's Pyramid during the Diabetes Day at the Central Market Pavilion during the period 14.00-17.00 will conduct free glucose tests and advise on the necessary activities to reduce the risk of developing a disease.
"You will also be able to do free cholesterol tests. The Clinic Pyramid specialists made 7,400 free cholesterol and glucose tests in general, the work of the Department of Welfare of the Riga City Council We are a healthy Riga! "says the organizer of the event.
35% of the pyramid-free glucose test in the clinic showed elevated glucose levels, while cholesterol levels increased by 60% in free cholesterol test results, experts say.
"Diabetes mellitus is a chronic illness, the main feature of which is to increase the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood.Glucose is one of the main sources of energy in the body.The whole body is affected by changes in glucose (sugar) The most important risk factor for high blood glucose is the diagnosis of diabetes. Increased blood sugar levels have a negative effect on the blood vessels, eyes, nervous system and kidney function. but low levels of sugar have a negative effect on the brain, and in this condition there is an energy crisis, symptoms such as depression, memory and concentration skills appear, "" says the medical officer.
In turn, increased cholesterol in the bloodstream is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, experts say.
They note that, according to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, 70% of the 25-74 year old population has elevated cholesterol levels.
When blood tests are performed, determine: total cholesterol (the standard is below 5 mmol / l), triglycerides ABH (correct cholesterol) is above 1.0 mmol / l The rate of ZBH (bad cholesterol) of blood cholesterol and triglycerides reflect the changes in body fat.In blood tests, the indication – plasma glucose – shows blood sugar levels Before eating (on an empty stomach) , the normal blood sugar is 3.3-6.0 mmol / l. "
Doctors say that if blood tests show non-compliance with blood glucose or cholesterol levels, it is imperative to apply for a GP who will make the necessary appointments to specialists and develop an appropriate treatment program. Self-medication can even cause further damage to the body.
Cholesterol itself is valuable to the body as it performs various basic functions at the cellular level. Cholesterol is a lipid or fat that is responsible for hormone formation, as it plays a role in cell formation in the cell and in nerve cells. Cholesterol plays a very important role in normal metabolism. Most cholesterol, even up to 90%, develops the body itself, but only 10% is taken from food, experts say.
They stress that health problems arise in cases where the self-regulation process in the body is disrupted, is overloaded. "With time, changes occur in the body, and they grow too much for cholesterol, or its degradation decreases. To avoid high levels of cholesterol in the blood, you must observe two basic principles of healthy living: be physically active and eat healthy foods. Physical activity may be moderate but should be regular and the menu should contain more vegetable oils, fish and vegetables. "