World Diabetes Day 2013 – São Paulo

Youngsters organized the “Blue Invasion” to commemorate the World Diabetes Day. To mark the World Diabetes Day, the Blue Power Group, formed by young people with diabetes in the state capital, organized the “Blue Invasion” concentration in the food court of the Bourbon Mall, on the 9th of November, at 20 o’clock, in São Paulo .


Around 50 people attended the event between people with diabetes, family, friends, health professionals, of all ages. All wore blue color that symbolizes diabetes worldwide (, to arouse the attention of those present and encourage the prevention and treatment of diabetes.

The World Diabetes Day is celebrated annually on the 14th of November, with stocks and prevention campaigns in several countries. According to data from the International Diabetes Federation, the disease affects more than 370 million people worldwide and 50 % are unaware they have the disease. Brazil occupies the 4th place in the ranking with 13.4 million with diabetes, behind of only China, India and the United States.

Type 1 diabetes, usually discovered in childhood, is caused by a failure in the pancreas, the organ that produces the hormone insulin, which regulates blood sugar. Have Type 2 Diabetes, responsible for most of the cases, is directly related to being overweight and sedentary lifestyle, and the good news is that you can prevent it. In both cases, with early diagnosis and proper treatment, the patient can have quality life.


This same action, the Blue Invasion, is being replied by other group in the ABC region of São Paulo.



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