The Endocrinology Section and the Diabetes Unit of the Department of Health of Dénia -DSD- will celebrate next Thursday, November 14, World Diabetes Day with an extensive menu of festive recreational activities.
The day will start at 10: 00 with an informational-nutritional table with portions of food and its correspondence in glucose, as well as a workshop on reading nutritional labeling. Attendees will be informed of the degree of control of their diabetes, through capillary measurement of glycosylated hemoglobin. Professionals will also train those interested in the correct use of "Glucose flash monitor", a subcutaneous device that measures sugar levels at all times.
During the day there will also be a HITT class - High Intensity Interval Training - a type of physical exercise highly recommended by the toilets for people with and without diabetes.
The celebration of International Diabetes Day will end with a special meal for people with diabetes and their families in the cafeteria of the Dianense health center. The menu will be free for the first 50 people with diabetes and / or family members who sign up, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to specially prepared dishes, the Endocrinology team, together with the nutritionists of the hospital catering service, will offer the keys to what, how and how often a person with diabetes should eat.
According to the Head of Endocrinology of the DSD, Teresa Pedro, “The goal of the day is to raise awareness, educate and train in self-care, both people with diabetes and their families”.