DIABETES IS a metabolic disorder that is on the increase worldwide. Millions of people have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Millions more have it and don’t know it.
Today we know that various factors coincide before diabetes occurs. Changes in living conditions with a lack of movement and poor diet (fast food) play a major role. Also inheritable features in certain chromosomes favour the occurrence in families.
Diabetes is not always noticeable so you may not realise that you have it. Increased blood sugar values can exist for a long time without showing any symptoms. Above all, type 2 diabetes is significantly more hereditary than type 1 and it is mostly accompanied by high blood pressure, excess weight, disruptions to the fat metabolism, changes in the vascular system, eye problems, kidney damage and heart problems.
These complications can end in blindness, dialysis, cardiac infarction, apoplexy, nerve changes, diabetic feet, amputation, problems in pregnancy, impotence, heart disease and stroke. The probability for diabetes is underestimated and so are the risks that come with it. It is important to have regular check-ups. As there are various forms of diabetes, an early diagnosis may prevent major complications and may assist in you receiving the best treatment.
Again – there are several types of diabetes with different complications.
In Carvoeiro you can find the German Health Center (Deutsches Facharztzentrum), with several specialists, such as Dr. Rolf Weissmann, a specialist for diabetes (Diabetologe DDG) and Mrs. Eva Weissmann, a diabetes assistant and specialist in nutrition (Diabetes-Beraterin DDG). Both possess the highest qualifications in Germany within their respective fields. The spectrum is extensive: all kinds of therapy for type 1 and 2 diabetes, diagnosis of the major risk factors, nutrition consultation, movement motivation programmes, treatment for weight problems, treatment for diseases of the heart, kidney, vessels, nerves and diabetic feet. For further information or to book a consultation please contact: Deutsches Facharztzentrum, CarvoeiroEstrada do Farol 27 (Centrum)Phone: 282 356 925 or 963 770 589 Independent information about diabetes you can find on: