With a Community Festival of Public Health the professionals of the sector in the province of Matanzas will celebrate next Wednesday November 14, the world day of fight against the diabetes mellitus.
The René Fraga park in the city of the bridges will be the main scenario for the realization of blood pressure measurements, tests to measure blood glucose, interventions of podiatrists, educational talks among other benefits related to the subject.
According to declarations of the promoter of the Patient Care Program with Diabetic Foot Ulcer in Matanzas province, master in higher education Odalis Sherry Guedes, the activity will also have students of Medical Sciences who will carry out research to detect possible complications in patients’ injuries, present at the appointment.
In the same way the future doctors will distribute educational folding with information that will include the symptoms and risk factors to prevent and detect the appearance of the disease.In Matanzas there are more than 57 thousand patients affected with diabetes, a figure that increases every year despite efforts to reduce this incidence.
The date began to be celebrated in the year 1991 before the increase of the people affected and it was chosen to coincide with the centenary of the birth of Frederick Banting, who together with Charles Best discovered insulin in October 1921, according to consulted sources.