Meeting “What we know about diabetic neuropathy”

Diabetes Association of Prahova - in partnership with the Society of Diabetic Neuropathy  with the support of Lions Club Ploiesti and The Post-Secondary School of Health, Queen Mary of Romania, held Wednesday, 7th May, at 10.00 o'clock, at the Palace of Culture in Ploiesti, for the first time, a meeting about  “ What we know about diabetic neuropathy”.

The purpose of this meeting was to raise awareness of people with diabetes.The event was structured as a two-hour interactive conference, in which were addressed various issues related to diabetic neuropathy. At the conference were invited to talk about diabetic neuropathy lecturer Dr. Catalina Porojnicu, MD Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases and lecturer Dr. Rodica Popoiu, specialist in neurology.

Participants were able to interact with the present experts  to find the best ways of education in preventing and efficient management of diabetic neuropathy.

At the end of the event were made free blood glucose testing, blood pressure testing’s and risk of diabetic peripheral testing’s. Leg ulceration neuropatia, affects about 50 % of patients with Type I diabetes. Undiagnosed and untreated in time, it can lead to foot deformities, ulcers difficult to heal and even amputation.

The role of the patient is crucial in preventing and stopping the development of diabetic neuropathy. It must also be said that the International Diabetes Federation drew attention to the seriousness of diabetes. In the world, according to statistics, every eight seconds a person dies of diabetes and every 30 seconds a person suffers an amputation due to diabetes.

Lions Club Ploiesti supports each time activities about Diabetes in Prahova County and not only.


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