November Blue: & # 39; Diabetes is a disease of the 21st century & # 39; warned director Cedeba
The number of Brazilians diagnosed with diabetes increased by 61.8% between 2006 and 2016, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Currently, more than 13 million people live with diseases in the country. With the aim of warning the public about risks, World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14. "Diabetes is a 21st century disease, because it is a developmental disease, stress, which leads individuals to a series of complications, including cardiovascular disease. I believe we still need this November Blue is a lot to make people aware of the need for care," said the director Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology Bahia (Cedeba), Reine Chaves. In an interview with Bahia News, professionals indicated the possibility of not reporting cases of disease, especially in relation to the number of deaths. Data from the Mortality Information System (SIM) shows that Brazil recorded a 12% increase in the number of deaths from diabetes between 2010 and 2016. "I still believe this data is underestimated. Often individuals die of a heart attack, which is the leading cause of death in diabetics, and not using the death certificate for diabetes, "he argued. Reine also talked about the signs and treatment of diabetes, as well as the consequences of the disease, such as the so-called diabetic foot.