Although diabetes is widespread in Latvia, data from the Center for Disease Prevention and Control say that in 2017 91,571 diabetics patients were in Latvia and there are still many prejudices and myths about the disease and their patients in society. Likewis, many people do not understand the symptoms and progress of this disease and the importance of helping people with diabetes in their everyday life, their feelings and their ability to deal with critical situations.
Most people do not even take into account the temporal life of a diabetic patient. To attract the attention of the public to this disease, the Latvian diabetes center has set up a social campaign "Stronger or diabetes", which contains the personality of # 39; the community in the skin of # 39; Patients feel, while diabetic patients – Krista Teivane and Rodrigo Uldriķis – tell public about their experience.
Rodrigo Uldriq, 15, from Jelgava, type 1 diabetes was found at 3 years. "I do not think of the beginning, I started to look at something about the age of 5, but I thought parents were likely to be wound up," says Rodrigo, that diabetes is a disease that makes you feel and feel about your welfare. "I do not really know what the diabetes are in life, every day I follow the blood sugar level, some little nuts, I take insulin as often as I need it every day I have detected experiences where the sugar level dramatically If you feel that the response is longer, your vision is just getting your head, then I know what needs to be done Immediately, "Rodrigo shared her secretary. At the same time, diabetes was not prevented by a young person to earn his sports activities, in contrast: "I am very happy to be athlete, riding at school, I run for the sport," says the young man.
Rodrigo's clients and other colleagues have already detected and accepted their illness in the school. "Clients knew I had diabetes at first, they were interested, but they had to use it, and now they did not." Probably, I probably never had a school, "says Rodrigo. The man is still young, he has developed a variety of side effects and complications, and possibly through his childhood, even if he is the sugarcane sugar, a manifestation of diabetes.
On the contrary, Krista Teivane, the founder and leader of the Latvian Diabetes Center, who has been living with diabetes since 28 years, has another experience. "The sport is: if cardiovascular activity is, the sugar bucket will drive, if the power goes – the sugar budget runs. You need to get the higher mathematics – how much to sprinkle, how much you have to eat, how For a long time, if you have the sugar, the stress goes out – of any action that we take, the sucker level changes. You can not find a moment, you Can not get out without the insulin spray or a measuring device. If you know that after two hours of development, you need to drop it a little, but you should think about what it's supposed to eat, which will bring your cohesive gut. In my case it is an increasing stress, "your" fight against diabetes "says Christ.
Diabetes is a disease that can not often affect people. "Of course, people around me, you do not know me, even if I do not know I have diabetes, but I can not smell, even in the night alarm should be made, you I need to hear, sometimes three or four times, sugary should be measured, that I sleep all night and what does not work, but I also have time to wake up in bad weather I awake the whole time & # 39; t was not the case, would be a hypoglycemic coma that causes a severe injury and can die, "that is Christ. She maintains that she does not resist her feeling and control of life's illness, but health problems can be aggravated at any time.
If somebody heard of symptoms of diabetes, this is a chance to protect people. Even though they only have been suspected, it's important to tell the doctor. It can be kept from the hospital. When a person falls off, the energy we eat when eating is in the body, but the target does not reach – as a result, the cells are fast, but more sugar is in the blood. This also results in a natural reaction to the body – expressed thirst for the removal of sweet blood. If the cells are hungry, there is something in it, but it feels normal and lose weight. A special pronounced throat has to be calculated in the night. Children should also be aware – Weight loss is never the norm, if it is not intended to be targeted, especially for children.
"There is," Christ calls, "the family doctor measures the sugar level of the baby, and the device" Hi. "Ea," Hi ", the second time" Hi ", wins the doctor and does not understand, and argues that something is tasty. It means" high ", as high as the level of sugar that depicts the device ("high" – high, "hi" – hello in English) When sending blood tests to the laboratory, the child lost consciousness and came to the hospital. Even villages do information on the signs of diabetes, and people do not know what to do in such situations. "
Children in Latvia have basic diet for diabetes, but the Lavija Diabetes Center recognizes that decision makers need to address the need for adequate compensation for medical products. Adults have been compensated for only 75 percent, but this is not limited to insulin alone. On the appliance, each needle is given to one needle, which should have several weeks or even a month, although it needs to be changed every day. Also with the most strips. There are also those who feel the skin with a needle, come in intra-cellular fluids, and then analyze it on a special screen, so you can see the level of sugar and, most importantly, the trend . The device costs € 160 a month – only for measurement only.
Childcare is looking at "Diabetes School" education where children, their parents and other people can learn how to live with diabetes. Doctors indicate that special schools, schools and kindergartens can still come in situations where people with diabetes try to make a special place. "It's important to explain this, to speak, but it may be perfect, but it will reach the heart completely." We can not just improve the quality of a person's life, but you can save the lives of people, "expects the head of the association.
In this article you will learn how to recognize your diabetes.