NGO Mladiinfo Montenegro marks the World diabetes day on 14 November at the Independence Square. The event starts at 1 p.m and will last until 5 p.m. and is realized with MoMSIC Montenegro organization. the volunteering action is supported by the Secretariat for Labor, Youth, and Social Care, Office for Youth.
The action will be conducted by members and volunteers of Mladiinfo Montenegro who will give advice on health and healthy lifestyles to residents od Podgorica. During the action, they will organize the measurement of sugar and blood free of charge, and this way volunteers will remind citizens of the importance of medical examinations and body care. Diabetes may be a huge economic burden for an individual and family, that is why we call citizens to come and measure the level of sugar in the blood. Currently, over 425 million people live with diabetes worldwide. Most of the patients have type 2 diabetes, that can be prevented through the physical activity, correct and balanced nutrition. Every second person with type 2 diabetes does not know he/she has diabetes. The early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for the prevention of diabetes complications. The General Assembly of the UN adopted the Resolution on diabetes in 2006, and that way a discontiguous disease was marked as a global problem for the first time, and 14 November was marked as the World diabetes day with the aim of raising the global awareness on diabetes, its escalation throughout the world, and how to prevent the disease in most cases.