Diabetes and kidney Diseases: Get Tested Free in June in Bain-de-Bretagne

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Diabetes and kidney diseases: get tested free in June in Bain-de-Bretagne

A screening operation for diabetes and kidney diseases, called “silent”, will be held on Friday 21st June, 2019 at the Bain-de-Bretagne hospital (Ille-et-Vilaine).

It does not concern “only those over 50”. Friday, June 21, 2019, a screening operation for diabetes and kidney disease will be held at Saint Thomas Hospital in Villeneuve de Bain – de – Bretagne (Ille-et-Vilaine) .

Organised the associations of Chronic Renal Insufficents and Diabetics of Ille-et-Vilaine , it is completely free and open to all.

“Silent pathologies”

The initiators specify:

“Kidney disease and diabetes are silent pathologies. This multiassociative approach aims to create public awareness of this reality. “

As a reminder, the term chronic renal failure (CRF) refers to a gradual and irreversible deterioration of renal function , usually over several years …

Potential risk subjects are people with high blood pressure , reported diabetes, having albumin or blood in the urine , having ascendants facing this pathology, premature birth, etc.

The telltale signs are: great fatigue, lack of appetite, need to urinate several times a night, high blood pressure and / or edema.

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Hyperglycemia, a danger for many organs

Diabetes is a chronic disease caused by a deficiency or lack of use of insulin resulting in excess blood sugar. Insulin is a hormone that allows glucose (sugar) in food to be used by cells in the human body.

If the latter is insufficient or if it does not perform its role correctly, the glucose can not serve as a fuel for the cells. It then accumulates in the blood.

In the long run, hyperglycemia causes certain complications, especially in the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and blood vessels. Diabetes is often discovered during a blood test or awareness campaign.

Certain factors can influence the appearance of this disease: hereditary character, obesity and sedentary lifestyle , pregnancy, certain viruses or drug treatments . And the symptoms are numerous: fatigue, drowsiness, intense thirst, exaggerated hunger, blurred vision, slow healing, etc.

The symptoms of diabetes do not all appear in the same way or with the same intensity. It is therefore important to get tested and informed.

Friday, June 21, 2019, from 9:30 to 17:30 in the Saint Michel room, Saint Thomas de Villeneuve hospital in Bain-de-Bretagne.

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