World Diabetes Day Celebrated with Activities at PAU Hospital

November 14 is the birthday of Dr. Frederick Banting, the inventor of insulin therapy, and has been celebrated as World Diabetes Day since 2007. Diabetes Day was celebrated with various activities at PAU Hospitals.

Diabetes is a social health problem affecting all age groups. People with diabetes need continuous treatment and care to live with the disease and avoid possible complications. However, many people with diabetes cannot access appropriate treatment and care at the appropriate time. Some individuals are not aware that they have diabetes. For 2022 World Diabetes Day, two different themes have been determined. While the World Health Organization has announced the theme as "Access to Diabetes Treatment and Care", the International Diabetes Federation, one of the most important stakeholders in this field, has announced the theme "Education to Protect Tomorrow".

In order to draw attention to diabetes and raise awareness about diabetes, as Pamukkale University Endocrinology and Metabolism Department, we established a diabetes stand within the scope of November 14 World Diabetes Day Activities. We gave information about diabetes to patients.  We took blood sugar measurements. As PAU Hospital, we distributed brochures, we congratulate the diabetics patients, the doctors who provide primary treatment and follow-up, health personnel and everyone who contributes to their health solution on November 14, World Diabetes Day.

Diabetes Day was also celebrated with many activities on the pediatric floor. In her short speech about the importance of the day, Pediatric Endocrinology Department Faculty Member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selda Ayça Altıncık said the following; "100 years have passed since Frederick Banting discovered insulin. We have also left 100 years behind in the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. We know that permanent treatments in Type 1 Diabetes are not far away. As the Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic of our hospital, we stand by all our children and families with Type 1 Diabetes with our team consisting of our diabetes nurse, dietician and doctors."

Type 1 Diabetes is a disease diagnosed in childhood and it is important for early diagnosis that children with complaints such as drinking too much water, urinating too much, weight loss and dry mouth are evaluated by a specialist.

The event held on the children's floor ended with clowns' games, foam activity and taking photos.

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