Today, the Department for Endocrinology, Clinic for Internal Medicine University Clinical Center Tuzla has joined global awareness campaign and marked World Diabetes Day 2023.
World Diabetes Day happens on the 14th November every year all around the world. The day is established in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation, and has been celebrated on November 14 for twenty- two years.
The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021- 2023 is “Access to Diabetes Care”
In 2023, the campaign will focus on the importance of knowing your risk of type 2 diabetes to help delay or prevent the condition and highlighting the impact of diabetes-related complications and the importance of having access to the right information and care to ensure timely treatment and management.
According to the International Diabetes Federation data the estimated prevalence of diabetes in adults (20 to 79 years) has more than tripled since the first edition in 2000, rising from an estimated 151 million (4.6% of the world’s population at the time) to 537.5 million (10.5%) of the world’s population today.
Unlike type 1 diabetes, which cannot be prevented, the onset of type 2 diabetes can be influenced by various lifestyle factors, in addition to genetic factors. Age or genetic predisposition cannot be influenced, but risk factors such as a sedentary lifestyle, overweight, eating habits and smoking can, therefore the International Diabetes Federation recommends healthy lifestyle habits.