An increase in the number of patients is also reflected on the costs that the insurance company spends on its clients. While in 2007, CHPZP paid 42,709 insured persons for CZK 272 million, in 2017 the expenditure was almost 905 million CZK to 85,494 insured persons. The average amount per person also increased significantly: 6,372 CZK in 2007 and 10,584 CZK ten years later. "As can be seen not only from the data of our insurance, the number of patients with diabetes is rapidly rising, and therefore, CSPP focuses on this group in its preventive programs. In addition to paying for regular treatment, our policyholder can request up to $ 500 for the purchase of products and aids preventing the worsening of the disease, measuring blood sugar or ease of treatment, "said Elenka Mazurova, a spokeswoman for the Czech industrial health insurance company. This can be used, for example, for the purchase of special diabetics, test strips for glucose / ketone in urine, insulin pump or glucometer supplements.
Diabetes mellitus differs in two forms: type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Significantly more (about 90% of cases) is the occurrence of type 2 diabetes, as a result of poor lifestyle. Often they are followed by other civilizational diseases such as atherosclerosis, obesity, and heart disease. Because of the causes, it is possible to prevent this type of diabetes and follow it first and foremost with healthy diet and great movement. In contrast, Type 1 diabetes is a congenital disease in which pancreas produces insulin deficiency or does not produce it at all. In this case, insulin is given artificial (3 to 6 times daily by injection). At the same time, it is necessary to monitor the level of sugar using a glucometer and monitor regular nutrition.
Illness can have serious consequences
Diabetes is usually diagnosed with preventive control with a GP, which then determines the appropriate treatment. If the disease is discovered from time to time, it is often enough to change the diet. However, untreated diabetes can lead to damage to certain tissues, especially eyes, kidneys, peripheral nerves and blood vessels. The importance of disease prevention is reminiscent of different educational activities. One of them is World Diabetes Day, published by the World Health Organization and the International Federation for Diabetes since 1991. On November 14th, the birthday is an insulin researcher Frederick Banting.
The health care company in the Czech Republic registers more than 1.2 million clients. The country's third-largest health insurance has 110 branches across the country. Clients, with affordable and high quality health care, offer attractive full benefits, discounts and bonuses.