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Superintendent of health invites users to know the benefits of AUGE GES to face diabetes

November 2018.- Health surveillance Aisen invites the population to learn about the protection and benefits that AUGE GES has provided to people diagnosed with diabetes within the International Day of the disease.

Regional agent Aisen, Elizabeth Vergara, first recommended that through professional consultations you find out what type of diabetes is in which a person suffers: "We invite users to first, through professional consultations, know the type of diabetes they suffer before they know the benefits GES provides. type whose coverage has specific characteristics for each of them. "

Type 1 diabetes is characterized by persistently high levels of blood glucose, a product of the destruction of pancreatic cells, resulting in an absolute insulin deficit and vital dependence on exogenous insulin. It is identified because it can be present at any age, with classical symptoms such as abnormal thirst increase (Polidipsia), increased urine production (half-life), abnormal increase in need for eating (Poliphagia), rapid evolution, or diabetic ketoacidosis characterized by dehydration and a variable degree of commitment to conscience. Children often debut with severe ketoacidosis.

Type 2 diabetes is characterized by persistently high levels of blood glucose, an insulin resistance product, which usually follows the relative insulin deficiency. It is identified as not very symptomatic, which occurs mainly in adulthood, so that its diagnosis is done in about 50% of cases by laboratory tests that are sought for another cause, rather than clinical suspicion. A modest classical symptomatology determines that, with high frequency, it is diagnosed late and in the presence of chronic complications. This type of diabetes increases with age, obesity / obesity and physical inactivity, which is usually associated with other pathologies of high cardiovascular risk, such as hypertension and dyslipidemia.

Both types of diabetes have different access and chance guarantees:

In the case of diabetes 1, all users with suspected type 1 diabetes with altered reviews have access to diagnostic confirmation by a specialist within 7 days. In cases of doubt with decompensation, you will have access to diagnostic confirmation using a blood glucose test within 30 minutes of medical assistance in the Emergency Department. In turn, the start of treatment of both cases should be done within 24 hours of diagnosis.

In the case of diabetes 2, all users with suspected type 2 diabetes with elevated blood glucose have access to diagnostic confirmation within 45 days. On the other hand, the start of treatment must be done within 24 hours of diagnosis. In cases requiring special attention by the specialist according to the medical indication, this must be done within 90 days from the date of referral.

Users can find information at, or can go to the regional agency, located in Calle Jose de Moraleda number 370, local 3, Coihaikue.

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