The diabetes mellitus is a common disease in Spain which is mainly produced by an alteration in the metabolism. Although this pathology is characterized by an increase in the levels of glucose in the blood and the appearance of microvascular and cardiovascular complications.

Specifically, the Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain explains that the conditions of diabetes can cause damage to other organs and considerably reduce the quality of life of those affected.

One of the great problems facing medicine today is the difficulty of detecting diabetes. In this sense, it is estimated that for every diagnosed patient there is another undiagnosed.

In addition, it must be taken into account that the risk of diabetes increases significantly with age, excess weight, a sedentary lifestyle or a diet deficient in important nutrients for the body. Glucose control plays a key role.

Importance of diabetes prevention

This Sunday 10 of November is celebrated World Diabetes Day. Thus, one more year, medical specialists emphasize the importance of carrying out different habits that help prevent this disease, while focusing on the importance of early detection.


It should not be forgotten that diabetes mellitus is a disease that entails an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. It also increases the risk of mortality from this cause.

For this reason, patients with diabetes must establish control over their glucose levels in the body throughout their lives. They must learn to live with a chronic illness.

The Ministry of Health in Spain states that poorly controlled diabetes can cause major damage to key organs and systems of the body. In this sense, they can cause:

  • Myocardial infarction.
  • Stroke.
  • Lack of irrigation in extremities.
  • Damage to the retina of the eyes.
  • Kidney damage. Different skin damage.
  • Damage to the nervous system.
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    People with development probabilities

    Certain people, due to their characteristics, have a higher risk of developing diabetes throughout their lives. That is, patients who should undergo different tests to detect the possible presence of this disease.

    And it is that if a person has diabetes and is unaware of it, they will not be able to adequately control glucose levels, with the corresponding problems that this fact could pose for health.

    Thus, different studies have shown that people older than 27 years should carry out a complete study every three years to rule out the possibility of a possible development of diabetes.

    Although, the general population should undergo this type of test at any age and every year in the following situations:

    • In case there is a history of gestational diabetes, glucose intolerance or altered basal glucose.
    • Women with a history of children born weighing more than 4.5 kg.
    • People with high blood pressure.
    • People with excess weight.
    • Those people with HDL cholesterol levels less than or equal to 35 mg/dl and/or triglycerides greater than 250 mg/dl).
    • Family history of diabetes in the first degree.
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      All these people have a higher risk of developing diabetes throughout their lives. And it is that the prevention of this disease and early detection continues to be essential to save lives and improve the quality of life of the patient.