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Burgas will mark the World Diabetes Day tomorrow with a mobile health center for measuring blood sugar in the kindergarten next to the Clock and consultations by a children’s endocrinologist at the “Sea Casino” Cultural Center.
The initiative is of the Municipality of Burgas in partnership with the Association “Young Doctors” – Burgas, the Union of Paramedics in Bulgaria, the student council at the University “Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov”, Association of Medical Students in Bulgaria – Burgas and Medical Laboratory “Lina”.
This Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the “Clock” in a mobile health center, doctors – specialists in endocrinology will conduct consultations, measure blood sugar and distribute health information materials.
From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Cultural Center “Sea Casino” Children’s endocrinologist Dr. Natasha Yaneva will give a lecture on healthy and food choices, and after that Dr. Olga Nacheva will examine and consult children.
The events dedicated to World Diabetes Day are held with the aim of prevention and better awareness of people.
Free examinations by a cardiologist and an endocrinologist will also take place in the Burgas village of Izvor. Cardiac surgeon Dr. Diyan Gospodinov shared that despite World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated annually on November 14, more people will be able to benefit from this initiative on Saturday:
“For the outsourced examinations in the settlement, there will also be on-site consultations and examinations. Diabetes has become a real epidemic in recent years. An extremely large number of people are already affected. Over half a million people in Bulgaria are diabetic. In Burgas alone, in the last year, we have 13,500 people who sought an endocrinologist with suspicions of diabetes mellitus, which means that this is a disease that is slowly growing.
We should know that diabetes as well as arterial hypertension is a major factor in cardiovascular diseases. Early detection of the disease means that we can treat it adequately and protect the patient from complications.”
Hear more information in Daniela Kostadinova’s interview.
Author of the publication: Svoboda Atanasova
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