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The number of people with diabetes in Slovakia is increasing, and the largest group is diabetics over 45 years of age.


BRATISLAVA, November 12 ( – Over 22,000 new diabetics were diagnosed last year in Slovakia. It announced the National Health Information Center (NCZI) in its press release. In 2017, 354,726 diabetic patients (165,285 men and 189,441 women) were enrolled in a diabetes outpatient clinic in Slovakia.

"The number of patients receiving some types of diabetes treatment has increased by 5% compared to 2009 and more than 20,000 new diabetics have joined clinic care each year" Said Peter Blaskovits, president of NCZI.

Most patients (321,987) were treated with type 2 diabetes. Up to 90 years old was a diabetic patient over 45 years old. In Type 1 diabetes patients, 27,108 were treated, of which 1,369 were under 14 years of age. The largest group consisted of patients aged 25-64 (72%). Hormonal changes and most gestational (gestational) diabetes mellitus after birth are diagnosed in 1,504 women.

The number of newly diagnosed diabetes patients at the diabetes clinic last year was 22,338, up 2.7% from the previous year.

Type 2 diabetes was diagnosed with 18,889 people, especially in the 65-74 age group (858.6 / 100,000) and 55-64 year old (776.5 / 100,000). Among the 1,525 patients with type 1 diabetes, the most frequent group was the 25-34-year-old group (38.0 / 100,000).

Most health care providers are Bratislava (558.4 / 100 thousand), Nitra (474.1 / 100 thousand) and at least Žilina (307.1 / 100 thousand) and Trenčín (348.2% / 100,000).

Insulin and anti-diabetic treatment

The most common method of treating diabetes was oral antidiabetic therapy (53%), which is common in DM-type therapy. The introduction of therapy (diet, exercise, weight loss, removal of harmful habits, etc.) has been treated in 18% of patients.

Insulin therapy required for DM 1 was 28.7% of patients, and was the most common (95.3%) in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

Diabetes mellitus (186,556), diabetic neuropathy (92,608), eye complications (69,926), and renal complications (45,010) were the most commonly experienced diabetic complications in diabetic chronic complications.

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