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In 2019, WITH HIS HEART, FIGHT AGAINST
DIABETES OF THE PRESENT EVIL OF THE CENTURY
What could be the effects of diabetes on the heart?
Diabetes can cause cardiovascular complications. Arteries and small blood vessels can be damaged if blood sugar levels are not properly controlled.
Diabetes increases the risk of high blood pressure, which, if left untreated, can lead to strokes or heart failure.
Diabetes affects 466 million people worldwide, or 1 in 11 people, including more than 4.5 million people in France. This disease is gaining momentum, especially because more than one diabetic out of two also suffers from cardiovascular diseases. According to the WHO, the number of patients would have quadrupled in nearly 30 years.
At this stage, you can even say that diabetes can be seen as a growing global epidemic.
Hence the national campaign of the “Heart Alliance”, aimed at fighting and warning the French about the seriousness of the situation in the face of this insidious and silent disease, which more than a million people in France do not even suspect.
The Heart Alliance is designed to encourage people to get tested and learn about the disease and its complications. In fact, poorly diagnosed or poorly served diabetes can cause vision problems or blindness, stroke and cardiovascular system, renal failure.
Why is this big campaign around diabetes?
Diabetes is a latent and hidden disease that can develop within ten years before causing complications. Due to the lack of visible signs, too many people do not know that they have the most common type 2 diabetes (diabetes or maturity).
Metabolic disorders characterized by chronic excess blood sugar (hyperglycemia). This mainly applies to people who have an unbalanced diet.
The Heart Alliance, the organizer of the first National Diabetes Day, wants to take advantage of this national mobilization to emphasize that more than one diabetic out of two also suffers from cardiovascular diseases.
Patients with cardiovascular diseases deal with three different types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes (lean diabetes) of genetic origin. Appears in childhood, adolescence, or up to 30 years (not obese). For these patients, specialized pancreatic cells are destroyed by the immune system and no longer produce insulin. People with diabetes are called "insulin-dependent." Consequently, type 2 diabetes (diabetes mellitus or maturity) is a metabolic disease characterized by chronic excess blood sugar (hyperglycemia). This is the most common type 2 diabetes, which requires regular monitoring and appropriate treatment to avoid complications.
Finally, pregnancy diabetes, which is a major complication for pregnant women with or without diabetes, can be monitored with adequate supervision.
But what is diabetes?
Diabetes is a disorder of the absorption, consumption and storage of sugar coming from food. This leads to high blood sugar levels (blood sugar levels): this is called hyperglycemia. Food consists of lipids (fats), proteins (animal or vegetable proteins) and carbohydrates (sugar, starchy foods). They provide most of the energy the body needs to function. When you eat, your blood sugar rises. The pancreas detects an increase in blood glucose and secretes insulin. It works like a key, it allows glucose to enter the cells of the body. Then the blood glucose level decreases. Another hormone, glucagon *, is used to release glucose stored in the liver, out of a meal, during a drop in energy or a decrease in blood sugar levels. It is the balance of these hormones that maintains stable blood sugar levels in the body. In the case of diabetes, this regulatory system does not work.
How do you know if you have diabetes?
The only way to find out is to take a blood test to check blood sugar levels: this is a measure of blood sugar levels. This examination is usually carried out regularly as part of our medical monitoring. If not, this should be done at least twice a year.
Key indicators of diabetes
– 442 million adults worldwide have diabetes, or 1 in 11 people. According to WHO, the number of cases of diabetes worldwide has quadrupled since 1990
– 4.5 million French people have diabetes
– Many thousands of French do not know that they suffer because of the lack of screening.
– More than one of the two diabetics also have cardiovascular diseases.
– Between 0.80 and 1.10 g per liter of blood in the morning on an empty stomach is the normal level of glucose in the blood.
DIABETES BROCHURE: To view or download for free on our website: http://www.alliancecoeur.fr/brochures.html
HEART OF DAYS IN ACTION
To operate on the ground and throughout France, the Alliance du Quer network in several regions of France allowed the organization to organize Heart Days. These meetings, which are held all year round, are organized by members of the Alliance du Coeur, grouped in different regions of France, such as: Alsace, Franche Comté, Gironde, Nord Pas de Calais or Vendées. This year the national theme will be “Diabetes”, it will be the theme for these days, where conferences, debates and round tables with cardiovascular disease specialists, nutritionists, athletes, … will be organized, as well as selection seminars, dedication rescue events. , food, sports … in municipalities, high schools, local institutions … The goal is to inform as many people as possible in a dynamic, effective and fun way about the risks and consequences of heart disease in order to better anticipate them.
First assessment of the cardiovascular system
For the first time, “Heart Day” will offer all its visitors an assessment of the cardiovascular system, the principle is to conduct a general screening using various tests to give you a sheet with a detailed description of the results of your tests for each.
This sheet can be provided to the attending physician for information, we recommend always to seek the opinion of a qualified medical professional.
CALENDAR OF DAYS OF THE HEART IN 2019
– February 14th at AUDINCOURT
– February 22 STRASBOURG
– March 21 RENNES
– March 21 BELFORT
– March 30 INSTALLATION (Vendee)
– May 17 PESSAK / BORDO
– September 13, AIX LES BAINS
– September 27th DOLE
– October 11, Colmar
– October 20th CHOLET
– November 15 LORIENT
Contact person: National Union of Cardiovascular Federations and Associations, 10 rue Lebouis, 75014 Paris. Tel .: 01 75 43 11 61.
TDC Communication – Sylvie Billard – Tel: 06 08 91 08 21-
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