Marián Babčák, Katarína Ďaďovská
Diabetes mellitus is a pandemic disease. The incidence and prevalence of the disease is increasing in Slovakia as well as worldwide. Life expectancy of population of diabetics is 5-10 years lower than in non-diabetics despite pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Prevalence of DM is 6.6-7 % in Slovakia. There are about 385 000 diabetics in our population. Ten per cent of them are Type I diabetics. Average physical load is one of the forms of non-pharmacological treatment. The therapy should be administered regarding present complications under the surveillance of the physicians and educational nurse. The aim of the adequate sporting is to prevent complications and improve diabetes mellitus compensation.