Uzbekistan has hosted events on the occasion of World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated annually on November 14. Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common endocrine diseases, which according to statistics affects more than 350 million people worldwide. The causes of this disease can be malnutrition, lack of physical activity, stressful situations and much more. To draw the attention of the general public to this urgent problem, the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation decided to proclaim November 14 as the World Day against Diabetes.
For a long time this ailment remained among the incurable, in most cases leading to death. Today, thanks to the achievements of physicians, it can be kept under control, and the successes of scientists in the field of diabetology allow us to look optimistically at the solution of the problems caused by this disease. So, specialists of the Tashkent city endocrinology dispensary are working on the treatment, promotion of a healthy lifestyle among the population, raising the level of awareness of the citizens about the factors of the onset of this disease.
An important aspect is the involvement of people in the implementation of preventive measures in order to avoid diabetes mellitus or for its timely detection. For this purpose, the staffs of the dispensary in conjunction with the Tashkent branch of the Scientific-Research Institute of Public Health and Healthcare Organization regularly organize outreach lectures in educational institutions. These meetings discuss such topics as a healthy lifestyle, nutrition, prevention of obesity and much more. From the beginning of 2017 more than 190 lectures are totally conducted by specialists. In addition to working with the public, the doctorsmethodologists of the dispensary organize classes in which they teach general practitioners of city family polyclinics to methods of working with patients with diabetes mellitus.
This analysis has helped to identify the most of the patients with this disease this year. In the dispensary, they receive comprehensive counseling and treatment. Traditionally, there is a month of struggle against diabetes in our country on November, during which various activities are being conducted aimed at involving the population in the problem. One such event is the outgoing “schools of selfcontrol” organized by the dispensary in conjunction with colleagues from the Republican specialized medical center of endocrinology doctors of the district’s polyclinics of the city.
The activity of this “school” is connected with training of patients to independently control over the diet and to carrying out necessary procedures, as well as strict adherence to the instructions of the attending physician. In addition, the specialists of the dispensary regularly act as initiators and participants of charitable actions, in which all interested persons can undergo a test, pass a blood test, receive the necessary help.
- In recent years, within the population not only of our country, but the whole world, there has been a large increase in the incidence of diabetes, especially among people over 40 years of age.
The causes of this disease may be malnutrition, inadequate physical activity, stressful situations and many others,” said Victoria Tsareva, head doctor of the Tashkent city endosklinologic dispensary. – Taking this into consideration, our specialists face great challenges in the prevention and early detection of this formidable disease. Only treatment that is promptly initiated can prevent severe complications.
It is worth to note the attention paid to this problem by the state. Thanks to the regulation “On measures for the further development of specialized medical assistance to the population of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2017-2021,” adopted by the President of June 20, 2017, work was begun on the construction and reconstruction of new buildings of endocrinological dispensaries in the regions, as well as on equipping them with modern medical equipment. This will contribute to a significant improvement in the quality of services provided to patients. In addition, the primary task is to raise the level of awareness of the population, because the timely detection of ailment is the key to its successful treatment.