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Sanofi Invited Experts to Share Knowledge on Management of Cardiovascular Complication on Diabetes


Phnom Penh, Cambodia – November, 2016 – Sanofi Cambodia continues to organize and invites experts to discuss how to manage the cardiovascular complications that affect patients with type-2 diabetes with over one hundred health care professionals and specialist doctors at the Phnom Penh Hotel.
During the event, Head of Sanofi Cambodia, Ms. Dao Thu Nga said that “Sanofi is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world. Moreover, Sanofi has plans to continue our mission in spreading knowledge related to health science and disease awareness. And of course our focus is on non-communicable diseases, and chronic diseases, which is the reason why we organized this event today.”
Cardiovascular complications that affect patients with diabetes is caused by the pressure on cardiovascular in upper body, especially neck and lower body, adding that most effected people are the elderly from age 55 years old and up, who are easily affect by cardiovascular disease and has the highest number of cardiovascular disease patients, Diabetologist expert, Professor Touch Khun, Chairman Diabetologist at Kossomak Hospital. 
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in every 10 minutes, one person dies because of diabetes worldwide. The most affected people are the elderly from age 55 years old up.
STEPS Survey of Ministry of Health in 2010 shown that the prevalence of diabetes in 2010 in Cambodia is 2.3% in rural area and 5.6% in urban area according to WHO STEP Survey. The most affected age group is 65-69 years, with a prevalence of 6%, and these numbers keep increasing year by year.
Dr. Ly Keat, Cardiologist at Calmette Hospital stressed out that in general, Cambodian people do not go for health check-up regularly because the data has revealed 45.4% of patients with hypertension, there are only 28.6% had been previously diagnosed and 50.3% of patients with diabetes, there is only 23.9% were adequately controlled.
Moreover, Dr. Sum Satha, a Diabetologist at Calmette Hospital said that diabetes can be a risk factor by age, family history, hypertension, dietary factors, sedentary life style, and obesity. 
Onset of diabetes mellitus can be asymptomatic or little symptom because glycaemia is not too high, but further if not treatment the complications can become severe such as Polyuria, Polydipsia, Nocturia, Polyphagia, Extreme fatigue, High blood glucose, Glycosuria, Visual disturbance, Recurrent Infections and Weight loss.
The doctor calls for people age from age 50 and up should go for heath checkup at least 1 to 2 time(s) per year to monitor blood pressure and blood sugar. The doctor urges patients or those without disease should remember to protect and to maintain the stability of health from diabetes and blood pressure not only just doing medication alone, but also paying attention on health care by doing regular exercise, reducing smoking, minimizing drinking wine/beer, and reducing food with saltiness.
About Sanofi
Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi is organized into five global business units: Diabetes and Cardiovascular, General Medicines and Emerging Markets, Sanofi Genzyme, Sanofi Pasteur and Merial. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).
About Sanofi Cambodia
Sanofi has been helping patients in Cambodia since 1992, via the RousselUclaf Office of Representation which became the SociétéRousselCambodge in 1993.
Sanofi Cambodia, an affiliate of the global healthcare company, is dedicated to our customers, our employees and more crucially, to our people who rely daily on our medicines. Focused on the patients’ needs, Sanofi Cambodia is committed to making its products as much as possible accessible to the greatest number of people wherever and whoever they are in Cambodia. With more than 20 years of established operations and experiences in Cambodia, Sanofi Cambodia is a major partner of Cambodian healthcare professionals: doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwifes, and manages many events to promote, to educate, and to improve scientific and medical knowledge.

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