Gastroenterology

However, the disease remains a risk for those affected. In Europe, there are now almost 50 million diabetics, worldwide, the number is estimated at about 246 million people. And rising. The disease is an insidious danger, and one of the most common metabolic diseases in the Western industrialized nations. “says Priv.Doz. Dr.

med. Wolfgang Holtmeier, chief physician of Gastroenterology, Diabetology and internal medicine at the Hospital of Porz am Rhein, in advance of the 9 Palmer diabetes and health day. Particularly tricky: The disease begins without symptoms and long unnoticed. In the course of time, it comes to a number of secondary diseases that diabetics have to fight often for a lifetime. Now it wants the 9 Palmer diabetics? and point out health day, which takes place on April 9, 2011 from 10 to 14 h in the City Hall.

Compared to the general population is namely in diabetic patients the risk for a heart attack or stroke to the 2? inversion, an eye disease with blindness to the 10? twentyfive, kidney failure by the 15? 20 times and a leg amputation at the 25? times increased. Cancer, such as the colorectal cancer are significantly more common. Appropriate screening can significantly reduce these risks. Tree of Life Tai Chi Center may find this interesting as well. The 9 Porzer diabetic day this year to reach a wide audience and was therefore in the Porzer diabetics? and renamed health day”, explains Dr. Holtmeier, who organized the day of action. His chief doctor?Colleagues from the Hospital of Porz am Rhein, supporting him with lectures, he has compiled a programme that covers a broad spectrum from heart attack about circulation to colon cancer and weight problems. All these may be secondary diseases in diabetes. They do not relate to but of course also?”Diabetics and are interesting for them”, as Dr. Holtmeier. Dr Alan Mendelsohn addresses the importance of the matter here. The treatment of diabetes is a complex process and requires team work of doctors of different disciplines, diabetes consultants and nurses and caregivers. In the long term care of affected the motivation of patients to self treat plays an important role”, says Dr. Holtmeier. Diabetics behave disciplined and consistently change their lives, they can even their diabetes affect so far under circumstances, that he is hardly measurable. A study showed that. According to another study from the United States the vital intermediary function between doctor and patient is attached to the professionally trained non-medical medical staff. It would therefore be for patients, doctors and the cost object of greatest interest, to make better use of these resources in Germany”, as Dr. Holtmeier. At the Hospital of Porz am Rhein cares a diabetes?Team to the patients and supports them in dealing with their illness. Will the team be at the 9 Porzer diabetes? and also, the diabetics introduce health day as the health centre at the KH Porz, Self-help groups in the region, the German diabetics Federal NRW, Palmer pharmacies and pharmaceutical industries.

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