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Diabetes

Conteúdo atualizado em: 08/12/2021

WORLD DIABETES DAY 2021

 

 

Every 14 November, the Pan American Health Organization joins the global public health community to celebrate World Diabetes Day. This is an opportunity to raise awareness about how to improve its prevention, diagnosis, and management.(PAHO/WHO)

 

Diabetes and COVID-19

"People with underlying health conditions, such as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer, have a higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease, and more likely to die from COVID-19. Risk factors for NCDs can make people more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with COVID-19." (PAHO/WHO)

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Obesity as a precursor to diabetes

"Adults are considered overweight if they have a body mass index (BMI) between 25 kg/m2 and 29.9 Kg/m2 and considered obese if their BMI is above 30 Kg/m2. Research has demonstrated a strong and consistent link between obesity and diabetes; increases in BMI are associated with increased risk for diabetes and abdominal obesity has emerged as a strong predictor of diabetes."(PAHO/WHO)

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