#ParliamodiDiabete: a round table in Salsomaggiore to tackle an issue that affects 7 out of 100 Emilians and is constantly growing (over a third more versus 10 years ago).
The "tam-tam" in Salsomaggiore began on Sunday, when the Municipality, the Thermal Baths and the station lit up blue (and they will be until next Sunday). The goal is to raise public awareness on diabetes, with medical experts tackling the subject at a round table at Terme Berzieri, with the collaboration of the Municipality, the Lions Club of Salsomaggiore and the Theras Foundation.
Salsomaggiore, November 14, 2019 - An important subject to raise public awareness on the issue of diabetes: the round table with medical experts is simply entitled #ParliamodiDiabete, let’s talk about diabetes.
The event will take place at Salsomaggiore Terme, Thursday 14 November at 18:00 in the splendid setting of the Berzieri Thermal Baths, on World Diabetes Day.
Since a few years many cities around the world have decided to light up blue to join in the fight against diabetes. The blue circle has become a global symbol for the unity of the world community in the face of the diabetes pandemic. This year in Salsomaggiore the spotlights are also turned on a stage of medical experts gathering for the occasion to talk about diabetes, how to recognize it and how to best manage it, with the help of the technology.
“The data from our region on the incidence of diabetes (7% of the Emilian population) are rather concerning. But I find even more alarming that the number of new patients has risen by 35% compared to 2009 -says Elisabetta DALL'AGLIO, diabetologist at the University Hospital of Parma - and this confirms how much work is still needed to sensitize the population not only in my region, but throughout the country".
The free round-table open to the public starting at 6.30 pm, will host the Mayor as well as specialists in diabetology, nutrition and general medicine.
"We are pleased to help organize this meeting open to the public - said Andrea CEVOLO, President of the Lions Club of Salsomaggiore - designed to offer useful education and information. We always welcome initiatives of this kind"
#ParliamodiDiabete aims to promote an open discussion on the multi-faceted aspects of diabetes, starting from recognizing its signs, the mistakes to be avoided as well as lifestyle guidelines. It is also designed to reassure those who live with diabetes (including family members), and present technological innovations that are increasingly improving the quality of life.
“Correct Management ensures control of the multiple clinical and social aspects that the disease entails - concludes Andrea FERRARI, Vice President of the Theras Foundation - It is essential to inform on the advantages of cutting-edge technology. One for all is the drastic reduction in the number of injections, which, added to continuous blood sugar control, can really significantly improve the quality of life of both young and old ”.
 Data from AUSL Romagna 2019
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