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Diabetes doubles in 10 years

On the morning of June 9, Hue Central Hospital 2 coordinated with the Endocrine Society – Diabetes Thua Thien Hue organizes diabetes club activities and free diabetes screening. This is a routine program for diabetics, restarted after a period of interruption due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.

The program has more than 300 patients and patient families participating, diabetic patients are given free blood sugar test, blood pressure measurement, eye exam for early detection of diabetic retinopathy. Patients with cataract complications, if having difficulty, will be supported with additional surgery costs, people with risk factors will be tested for diabetes screening.

MSc.BSCKII Hoang Thi Lan Huong – Deputy Director of Hue Central Hospital said that the activity program has helped raise awareness for diabetes patients at Hue Central Hospital 2 and their families in prevention, management, Good treatment aims to limit complications, improve quality of life, and reduce the burden on the family and society caused by this disease.

The rate of patients with diabetes is increasing rapidly - Photo 1.

Doctors and nurses at Hue Central Hospital provide free diabetes screening for people.

According to Hue Central Hospital, diabetes is a heterogeneous metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia due to defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. Chronic elevation of glucose for a long time causes disturbances in carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism, causing damage in many different organs, especially in the heart and blood vessels, kidneys, eyes, and nerves.

Statistics in Vietnam, the rate of patients with diabetes is increasing rapidly in all provinces and cities nationwide, the number of patients has doubled within 10 years. It is predicted that by 2045, this number will increase to 7.7% of the total population.

Diabetes is increasing day by day due to a sedentary lifestyle, improper eating, increasing obesity and metabolic disorders. In particular, the disease is getting younger and younger with many cases recorded in children 9-13 years old and young people 20 – under 30 years old.

According to doctors, if diabetes is not properly treated, well-controlled blood sugar will lead to acute and chronic complications, affecting quality of life and increasing mortality. However, type 2 diabetes is preventable and preventable.

To prevent diabetes, it is necessary to screen people with risk factors and actively prevent diseases through regular physical activity, eating a balanced, reasonable and scientific diet. and maintain a healthy living environment.

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