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What is diabetes and what are the risk factors?



November 14 is World Diabetes  Day, and to raise awareness durin this important month, we are very proud to share this short  but useful vídeo where Dr. Navindra Persad (Specialist in Diabetes & Endocrinologyfrom Trinidad) explains that type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease which causes the body to have an inadequate regulation of the sugar in the food we eat, thus increasing blood levels (2).

In addition, he highlights that patients may have different factors that increase the risk of type 2 diabetes (3). 

Servier Central America and the Caribbeanin collaboration with Dr. Persad, encourage everyone to #ACTNOWFORDIABETES and keep an adequate control of this silent disease! And remember, if you were already diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, follow the treatment as the doctor prescribed it.

If you have any of the risk factors mentioned by Dr. Persad, act now and talk to your doctor to check your health status!

  1. IDF. 10 Edición. 2021
  2. CDC.Basics– Diabetes. 2019. 
  3. CDC.RiskFactors– Basics - Diabetes. 2019.