Wednesday , June 16 2021

Diabetes exams crowd attracts about 1,000 people in Sorocaba



The initiative is part of a campaign to inform the disease, which is happening all over Brazil

According to the hospital, about 400 people participated in the exams and guidelines. Photo by Fabio Rogerio

The Sorocaba Ophthalmic Hospital on Tuesday (20) promoted a free exchange of tests and activities for the prevention and control of diabetes. The initiative is part of a campaign to inform about the illness that occurs in Brazil through the National Diabetes Association (Anad).

According to the hospital, about 400 people participated in the exams and guidelines. They attended more than 600 companions, a thousand people circulating in service areas. There were additional 350 people in support of services among doctors, volunteers and representatives of partners who supported the event.

Daniela accompanied her mother-in-law, Anna Zirino, who has diabetes. Photo by Fabio Rogerio

One of the attendants was Ana Cirino Pereira, 68, who attended the hospital accompanied by sisters, saleswoman Daniela Castro (38). Anne, who has diagnosed diabetes and has eye and foot exams, has approved the services: "I think it's great, we are well present," she said. "You need to have it more often," he suggested.

Sorocaba Eye Bank (BOC) service and quality manager, Katia Campos, said the services were eye, foot, blood glucose, blood pressure and nutrition, physical fitness, legal and pharmaceutical issues.

There were orientations and other activities such as massages. Photo by Fabio Rogerio

"Diabetes can cause many other things (including blindness). Blood glucose control is one of the main ways to avoid complications," Katia said.

The event was the realization of the BOS, the Sorocaba Diabetics Association and the Regional Council for Pharmacy, with the support of BOS Fit, Podiatry School Pods, the treatment of diabetes Feet Staycare, Oxicenter, Sorocabana Association for Visually Impaired Persons (ASAC) and Scout group Vuturaty.


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