This is the World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Rouyn-Noranda wants to demystify this chronic disease.
Type 1 diabetes is caused by the pancreas, which does not provide enough insulin to circulate glucose, and therefore sugar, in the blood.
People who have it must therefore inject insulin several times a day. It is diagnosed in childhood or early adulthood.
Type 2 diabetes was developed in adulthood due to poor living habits, such as poor nutrition, lack of physical activity or socioeconomic factors.
The Diabetes Administrator Rouyn-Noranda, Anne-Marie Trepagnier, has been living with type 1 diabetes for 23 years.
She sees her illness as a message to take care of her.
Of course, insulin is always the number one solution.This also brings us to strictness, every day, we must monitor several times a day with the consumption of sugar, insulin, and drugs. "
Anne Marie Trepanyan
Make as many people as possible aware
Diabetes Rouyn-Noranda has 240 members. The organization also offers support services, conferences and a camp for children with diabetes in the area.
Anne Marie Trepanyan expects a child in the coming months, a difficult pregnancy that requires even more toughness to control her diabetes.
The young woman adds that World Day is also used to raise awareness.
"We really want to inform them about the disease, to make them talk as much as possible, because the more we talk about it, the more people will be aware of the disease, [ils] Can be taken care of. We are fortunate enough, in the area, to be surrounded so well by the best teams. "
Anne Marie Trepanyan
To mark the day, Rouyn-Noranda Diabetes invites you to wear blue to support reason and share your photo on social networks with #diabeteRN hashtag. Different awards on catches.
World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14 each year as a tribute to Friedrich Benting, the scientist who discovered insulin.
Two days of screening are scheduled for the next few days, November 16 at the Proxem Kota Pharmacy, Gola and Saber in downtown Rouen-Nornda and on November 19 at the Bronet Pharmacy in Place Rwanda.