Italian diabetics are aging, more than six out of ten out of 65 suffer mainly from type 2 diabetes. The data emerges from the IX National Conference of the Amd Foundation, the Association of Diabetic Physicians, which today presented its new Annals in Rome: photography of the assistance provided to 455,662 patients (6% with type 1 diabetes and 91% with type 2), visited in 2016 in 222 diabetic centers. Compared with the latest 2011 survey, despite some shadow areas-for example, diabetic foot and retinopathy control, and the complications register-there is constant improvement on several fronts. Based on the follow-up of the disease and the cardiovascular risk factors, the number of patients with adequate values of glycated hemoglobin, cholesterol and pressure, for the most appropriate use of drugs. "A particularly significant report that, few days before World Diabetes Day – emphasizes – places Italy among the most virtuous countries in the treatment of this disease."
"Assistance assessment, with an increasingly accurate and accurate data collection, is an intuition that over the years has allowed Amd to provide an irreplaceable contribution to increasing the quality of Ssn in the diabetic field," says Domenico Mannino, President Amd. "The challenge we are called to guarantee the maintenance and improvement of this level, in the face of a constant increase in need, pushes us to exploit all available weapons: skills and technological tools that allow us to make a difference for the quality of life of people with diabetes ".
"The Annals are not an end in itself, says Valeria Manicardi, coordinator of the Annali Amd Group, but an instrument to improve the quality of care, because if she does not measure what she does not know and if she does not know she can not improve."
"The Annals Amd are a periodic publication that, from 2005 to date, has tracked the evolution of the care profiles of people with diabetes, followed by Italian diabetes services," says Nicoletta Musacchio, president of the Amd Foundation. "As a dynamic board, they allow the comparison between current and past data and give the possibility to each individual self-center and identify the critical areas for which to activate improvement processes, in a Continuous Quality Cycle." And it continues: "Today, the world is organized to take advantage of complex databases, based on technology to provide important decisions in all fields. Until complex diseases such as diabetes are treated, it is essential to have such complete and reliable databases, because The quality of data collection will depend increasingly on the quality and effectiveness of care. "
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