Sunday , February 28 2021

Diabetes, another reason to take care of yourself

This is World Diabetes Day, and Diabetes Rouyn-Noranda wants to remove this chronic disease.

Type 1 diabetes is caused by the pancreas, which does not provide enough insulin to circulate glucose, therefore, sugar in the blood.

People who have it must therefore inject insulin several times a day. He is diagnosed in childhood or early adulthood.

Type 2 diabetes develops in adulthood due to poor lifestyle habits, such as bad diet, lack of exercise or socioeconomic factors.

Diabetes administrator Rouyn-Noranda, Anne-Marie Trépanier, has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 23 years.

She sees her illness as a message to take care of her.

"The better we eat, the more we move, the easier it is to control the condition of life. Of course, insulin is always the first solution. It gives us an accuracy. Every day we have to monitor several times a day with sugar, insulin, drugs . "

– Anne-Marie Trépanier

Make as many people as possible aware

Diabetes Rouyn-Noranda has 240 members. The organization also offers support services, conferences and a camp for diabetics in the region.

Anne-Marie Trépanier expects a child in the coming months, a severe pregnancy that requires even more rigor to control her diabetes.

The young woman adds that the world day also serves to raise awareness.

"We really want to inform them about the disease, to make them talk as much as possible because the more we talk about it, the more people will be aware of the disease, [ils] can take care of them. We are lucky enough in the region to be so well surrounded by the best teams. "

– Anne-Marie Trépanier

To mark the day, Diabetes Rouyn-Noranda invites you to wear blue to support the cause and share a photo of you on social networks with hashtag #diabeteRN. Different prices are at stake.

World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14 each year as a tribute to Frederick Banting, the researcher who discovered insulin.

Two cutting days are scheduled for the coming days, November 16 at Proxim Côté, Goulet and Savard Pharmacy in central Rouyn-Noranda, and November 19 at Brunet Pharmacy in Place Rouanda.

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