Two percent of the Cabo Verdean population is diabetic – data collected in 2016


Praia, Nov 14 (Inforpress) – In Cabo Verde 2 percent (%) of the population is diabetic, according to data collected in 2016 from health stations, despite the existence of a survey indicating that 12% of the population is prevalent hyperglycemia.

The statement is from the national coordinator of the Diabetes Prevention Program, Emília Monteiro, who talked with Inforpress in the context of World Diabetes Day, which is scheduled for November 14.

According to Emília Monteiro, these data are still to be analyzed, but indicated to Inforpress that the 12% rate refers to a survey on noncommunicable diseases carried out in 2007 and the prevalence of hyperglycemia is treated, while the 2% rate collected from the health departments refers to people with diabetes.

According to the PPD national coordinator, of the 2% of people diagnosed with diabetes and treated at the health centers 50% are in the municipality of Praia fulfilling a treatment plan that implies healthy habits through healthy eating and exercise physicist.




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