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World Diabetes Day, 3000 new patients a year in Albania

About 3000 people are diagnosed with diabetes every year in our country. On the international day of this disease, endocrinologist Florian Toto, said that Covid 19 has brought an increase in the cases of these patients.

This is because taking cortisone for the treatment of the virus, has caused type 1 diabetes in citizens.

The Deputy Minister of Health, Mira Rakacolli, focused on the reimbursement of diabetes medications for Albanian citizens. 20 million euros from the state budget have been used for this purpose to persons up to 24 years old.

About 50% of diabetics could have prevented the disease if they had used a healthy diet or engaged in physical activity.

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