Morbidity rates and imbalances in diabetes treatment among residents of the periphery are significantly higher than among patients from the central region, according to data from Livnat Foran.
The examination, which was based on internal company data alongside medical reports and public sources in the fields of health in general and diabetes in particular, paints a worrying picture regarding awareness and prevention of the disease among residents of the periphery.
Data cross-checked with other studies on the subject show that the percentage of overweight Israelis aged 20-64 stands at an average of 34.3%, but while the rate of overweight in Tel Aviv is the lowest in Israel (31.3%), in the Golan Heights it is the highest (37.2%).
It should be noted that the geographic distribution indicates a great similarity between the prevalence of obesity and the prevalence of diabetes in certain areas, for example, high morbidity rates were recorded in Nazareth (14%), Golan Heights (12.1%), Acre (11.9%), Jezreel Valley (10.3%), while low morbidity rates were recorded in Judea and Samaria (8.3%), Petah Tikva (8.7%), Ramat Gan (8.3%), and Tel Aviv (7.2%).
Hadas Zeevi, CEO of Livnat Foran (Photo: official website, Photo: Inbal Makhlouf)
Hadas Zeevi, CEO of Livnat Foran: "The findings of our examination reinforce the need to raise awareness and make the information necessary to realize medical rights accessible. At the end of the day, exercising medical rights leads to a better level of viability and thus maintaining commitment to treatment and preventing the deterioration of the disease. It is important to understand that for many diabetics, exercising medical rights is a significant challenge due to knowledge gaps or financial difficulties."
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