The Diabete Association promoted this Sunday a sensitization walk for Diabetes, which took place in the center of Vila Verde. As part of World Diabetes Day, marking November 14, this association brought together some people with type 1 diabetes to raise awareness and raise awareness of the disease.
Cristina Mota, vice president of the association, told V that in the Vila Verde county there are some more extreme cases of type 1 diabetes – when the pancreas does not release insulin – but that the great majority is even type 2 – insulin correctly.
We do these initiatives because they make people feel less shame and expose themselves more, "says Cristina Mota, warning that type 2 diabetes" is an epidemic of our times. "
"One of our goals with this walk is also to inform about the difference between the two types of diabetes," Vinca said.
According to the Diabetes Portal, one in two diabetics does not know they have the disease.
It is estimated that the prevalence of diabetes in the national territory is 13.3%, and about 44% of the Portuguese population will not yet be diagnosed.