54 thousand people in Kyrgyzstan have diabetes and this figure is growing - Ministry of Health

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Bishkek, Nov. 15, 2017 / Kabar/. The incidence of diabetes in Kyrgyzstan is growing. For example, in 2000 there were only 20 thousand people with diabetes, now more than 54 thousand, chief freelance endocrinologist of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, Natalya Dobrynina said at the event dedicated to the World Day against Diabetes in Bishkek.

Dobrynina said that, according to forecasts by 2025, there should have been 375 thousand patients with diabetes mellitus in the world, but today more than 415 thousand have been registered.

"According to the World Health Organization and the World Diabetes Foundation, there should be 184 thousand patients with diabetes mellitus in Kyrgyzstan. And this is the data of those who have registered. There are many patients who do not know about their disease," she said.

Also, during the event, the endocrinologist said that in Kyrgyzstan insulin for diabetics is distributed free of charge.

She also added that to date the work is being done to prevent the disease: recommendations for healthy eating and physical activity.

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