Diabetes: Do You Know This Disease Well?

Diabetes: Do You Know This Disease Well?

Datafolha research shows that Brazilians know very little about diabetes

Victory SheetVictory SheetDiabetes is a serious health problem and when left untreated can lead to death.In ten years - between 2006 and 2016 - the number of Brazilians with diabetes increased by 61.8%.Which means that the disease now affects 8.9% of people, according to data from the Ministry of Health's Survey of Risk Factors and Protection for Chronic Diseases. Genetics, aging, poor diet, physical inactivity, hypertension and overweight are some of the risk factors responsible for diabetes.Despite being a disease that affects many people, a survey recently released by Datafolha shows that the Brazilian knows very little about diabetes.This is because the results show that complications were the most cited items, followed by treatment and nutrition.Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body does not produce insulin or, when it does, is unable to perform its functions properly.According to nutritionist Lucas Penchel, type 1 diabetes is when the pancreas loses its abi...


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