Published Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 15:31 pm
On Sunday 13th November, 2016, Diabetes Ireland is hosting a free Health & Wellbeing Exhibition at the Chartered Accountants House, Dublin 2, for all people living with and at risk of developing Diabetes in Ireland.
As part of this exhibition, Healthcare Professionals from the Mater Private Diabetes Centre will be holding an information stand on the day in support of Diabetes Ireland and building a greater awareness of the condition.
In a new study published by the Lancet in 2016, it has been found that between 1980 and 2014 the number of adults worldwide with diabetes quadrupled from 108 million to 422 million. That is roughly 1 in every 11 people.
There are a range of factors to consider when assessing the risk of developing diabetes, the more of these that are present the greater the risk:
- Over 40 years of age
- Diabetes runs in the immediate family
- A history of heart disease or stroke
- Carrying excess weight around the tummy
- History of diabetes in pregnancy
- African, Asian, South Asian or Hispanic parents
If you feel that you are at increased risk of developing diabetes, you should arrange to see your doctor and be checked out.
If you are at high-risk of developing diabetes, lifestyle measures such as weight management, are proven to reduce that risk.
Screening for diabetes is very important. By the time diabetes is diagnosed, 1 in 5 people already have complications that could have been prevented.
At the Mater Private Diabetes Centre you will find experts specialising in the treatment of all types of diabetes. We work one-to-one with each patient, offering personalised education, advice and support through a selection of Diabetes Care Programmes.