- Diabetes is currently the fourth leading cause of death in Latin America.
- The lack of the habit of going to medical consultations causes millions of people with this disease without knowing it.
- Glucose tests are ideal for obtaining an accurate diagnosis of this condition.
Over the past few years diabetes has become one of the biggest health problems in the world. One of the greatest adversities is the delay in identifying this condition because a large part of people are not in the habit of going to regular medical check-ups. In fact, the Glucose tests are ideal to obtain an accurate diagnosis.
Although this condition has been present for centuries, during the last decades it has become a real problem of great proportions. According to the WHO, the number of patients went from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 and the trend continues to rise.
With respect to Mexico, this disease is already among the first three causes of deaths and every year it affects more people. During 2021 alone, it was responsible for causing more than 150,000 deaths.
Getting an Accurate Diagnosis of Diabetes
From this overview, Walmart of Mexico and Central America announced an initiative to identify cases of diabetes. It consists of applying for free up to 350 thousand glucose tests in its 374 offices in the pharmacy area of the Bodega Aurrerá, Walmart Express and Walmart Supercenter stores in the country.
During the month of November 2022, customers will be able to access a free glucose test from the Roche brand. All will be applied by health professionals within the offices. In addition, by acquiring a Health Membership at Bodega Aurrerá, Walmart Express and Walmart Supercenter, they will have access to a free medical consultation and a 10 percent discount on the purchase of any drug in pharmacies.
Likewise, all the pharmacies of Bodega Aurrerá, Walmart Express and Walmart Supercenter will offer in November from 15 to 45 percent discount on certain medicines related to the treatment and control of diabetes, Available both in physical stores and online purchases.
Main warning signs of diabetes
With the above in mind, in addition to promoting a healthy lifestyle, adequate information and a prior diagnosis must also be available. All of this makes a difference in detecting the symptoms of diabetes.
- Going to the bathroom more often
- Suffer from urinary infections frequently
- lose weight without trying
- vision impairment
- Feeling of fatigue or exhaustion
- skin discoloration
outlook for the future
On the other hand, from today it is possible to foresee what will happen during the following decades. According to the International Diabetes Federation (FID) 10 percent of the global population between 20 and 79 years old suffers from this condition.
While the total number of adults with the disease is expected to rise to 784 million by 2045, an increase of 46 percent based on current behavior.
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