“Today in Azerbaijan there are about 265,000 patients with diabetes. There are probably as many people who don’t know about their illness,” Deputy Director of the Republican Endocrinology Center Babek Salek said, Report informs.

According to him, type 2 diabetes begins unexpectedly, and patients for a long time remain unaware of their disease: “Therefore, these patients do not register. After a letter to the Ministry of Education, sent two years ago to educate parents and teachers, serious registration results are observed in schools. Parents often conceal their children’s diabetes. Because parents are afraid that it will be an obstacle in marriage. I even had a patient whose husband did not know about her diabetes, until she became a mother.”

Salek said that over the 9 months of this year the number of patients with diabetes in the country reached 265,000 (255,000 last year): “There are over 1800 children with diabetes in the republic. The state provides these patients with insulin and drugs. “