Diabete Association promoted this Sunday a sensational walk for Diabetes, which took place in the center of Vila Verde. As part of the World Diabetes Day, which marked November 14, this association gathered some people with type 1 diabetes to raise awareness and raise awareness about the disease.
Cristina Mota, vice president of the association, told V that in Vila Verde County there are some more extreme cases of type 1 diabetes – when the pancreas does not release insulin – but the majority are even type 2 – insulin correct.
We do these initiatives because they make people feel less shy and expose themselves more, "said Cristina Mota, warning that type 2 diabetes" is an epidemic of our times. "
"One of our goals with this walk is also to inform about the difference between the two types of diabetes," said Vinca.
According to the Diabetes Portal, one in two diabetics does not know they have the disease.
It is estimated that the incidence of diabetes in the national territory is 13.3%, and approximately 44% of the Portuguese population will not yet be diagnosed.