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The correct diet for diabetes, prevention can save you

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TYPE 2 DIABETES IS OFTEN AVOIDABLE BY LEADING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: AN APPROPRIATE DIET AND REGULAR PHYSICAL EXERCISE ARE ESSENTIAL

It is predicted that in Italy the number of people diagnosed with diabetes will be approximately five million by 2030, while currently the number is in excess of three million. This has been stated by Diabete Italia onlus [a non-profit organization for the prevention and care of diabetes in Italy]], which also estimates that around a million people are affected by diabetes but are unaware of it. Diabetes can lead to, among other things, damage to the retina (diabetic retinopathy), an increased risk of stroke, cardiovascular illnesses, "diabetic foot", etc.

THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF DIABETES IS AVOIDABLE

Preventing type 2 diabetes is often possible: this form affects 90% of diabetics. "By focusing on this objective - explains Diabete Italia on its website - the risk of developing hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia and other risk factors is drastically reduced. How do achieve this? By developing good habits".

The ’recipe for prevention’ consists mainly of healthy eating, spending time outdoors and regular physical exercise

THE RENEWAL OF DIABETE ITALIA NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

On April 7th 2018, the Coordinating Committee of Diabete Italia onlus was renewed. This association brings together different organizations involved in the world of diabetes, from Voluntary Associations of people diagnosed with diabetes and parents of diabetic children, to Scientific companies that operate in the sector.

At the meeting held him to Rome, the representatives of Diabete Italia were elected: Dr. Concetta Suraci, representative of Associazione Medici Diabetologi (Association of Diabetes Physicians) was elected to chair the new Coordination Committee for the next two years, replacing Giovanni Lamenza. At her side will be the new vice-president, Dr Rita Lidia Stara, of Diabete Forum. The treasurer, Dr. Antimo Aiello of AMD and the secretary, Mr Stephen Turra of ANIAD (Italian National Association of Diabetic Athletes), were reconfirmed in their respective positions.

Source: Diabete Italia


Published on 27 August 2018.


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