As part of the celebration of World Diabetes Day (November 14), the Ñuble Health Seremi organized a day of dissemination at Dr. Cesfam Raúl San Martín González, occasion in which a talk was held and delivered informative material Users of this health center.
This is to sensitize the public about the risk factors of this chronic disease that, according to epidemiological data, affects Ñuble 34,383 users under control in the Cardiovascular Health Program.
"Detection and timely treatment of diabetes helps reduce the disabling complications of the disease. Therefore, our message is the need of the Preventive Medicine Exam (EMP) that allows people with risk factors and diabetes to be detected at an early stage and potentially reversible, "explained Marta Bravo, health seremi, adding that within the strategies promoted to control the disease is the Choose Healthy Living system, restarted by President Sebastián Piñera; Protection for breastfeeding; and Law 20,606, which, among other measures, requires the labeling of packaged products that contain excessive critical nutrients (sodium, sugar, saturated fats and fats), aimed at helping the population to prefer the choice of healthy foods, as well as restricting advertising and Selling these foods in educational centers, thus favoring healthy environments.
"Obesity and overweight are the main risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes, which affects 90-95% of people with diabetes. Avoid these factors by following a healthy lifestyle based on healthy eating, regular physical activity, help prevent new cases, "added Bravo.
There are other risk factors for diabetes type that include smoking, excessive alcohol use, the family history of diabetes and other factors still unknown (33%).
"We think it is very important that they teach us the dangers of smoking and eating poorly, so we appreciate these activities that help us to be more alert and prevent this serious illness," said Tania Sepúlveda (36). I have been waiting for a prescription.
Diagnosis and the long-term treatment of type 1 and 2 diabetes are covered by the Explicit Health Guarantees, both for public system beneficiaries and for ISAPRES. "GES has allowed for national and structural changes in diabetes management, increasing diagnostic coverage from 74% to 78% and achieving a significant improvement in the coverage of diabetes treatment pharmacology, reaching 58% today. In the public system, the AUGE guarantees / GES are delivered through the Cardiovascular Health Program (PSCV), which is integrated into Primary Care and which serves more than 80% of diabetics in Chile. This program is one of the main strategies of the Ministry of Health to help reduce associated morbidity and mortality to cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, "concluded the Ñuble Health Seminar.