Totana has today commemorated World Diabetes Day with the installation of a mobile information point in the Glorieta, in which local pharmaceutical professionals, in collaboration with representatives of the Association of Diabetics of Lorca and its region (ADILOR), They have made known this pathology, the habits that cause this disease and preventive health modes of it.
This initiative has counted with the collaboration of the City of Totana and during the day ADILOR has made free glycemic controls, has given to people with diabetes glucometers of last generation, antopometric studies and have been tested in order to detect possible cases of hidden diabetes.
This action has been carried out at the mobile information point installed in the Glorieta, and visited by the Councilor for Health, Isabel María Molino, and the mayor Gertrudis María Ruiz, respectively, in order to support the work that has been done This association and raise awareness among all people of the importance of preventing this disease among the population.
'Women and diabetes: our right to a healthy future' is the motto of World Diabetes Day 2017, which aims to alert people of the difficulties experienced by the more than 199 million women with diabetes.
It is expected that in 2040 there will be 313 million affected women.
Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death among women in the world, causing 2.1 million deaths each year.
Two out of five women with diabetes are of reproductive age and one in every seven born is affected by gestational diabetes, remember from the Spanish Society of Diabetes (SED).
Therefore, this year's campaign encourages "act today to change tomorrow" and promote the importance of affordable and equitable access to medicines and essential technologies, education for self-control and information required by all women at risk or that they live with diabetes so that they can achieve optimal results in controlling their diabetes and strengthen their ability to prevent type 2 diabetes.
The fact is that power dynamics, gender roles and socioeconomic inequalities influence women's vulnerability to diabetes, exposing them, for example, to poor diet and nutrition, physical inactivity and a delay in the health care search behavior.