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80,000 Piurans suffer from diabetes, but only 20% treat it


Piura is the third region of Peru with a growing number of patients suffering from diabetes.

In Piura continues to increase the number of people who suffer from this disease, to date there are eighty thousand Piurans with this disease characterized by the presence of high blood sugar and, if not treated, causes degeneration in vital organs and even death.

Eduardo Alvarez Delgado, Director of Integral Sanitary Intervention Dires, today discovered that out of eighty thousand diabetes-related diarrhea patients, only 20% of them are controlled patients.

The official said that Dires is implementing a program of activities for attracting patients in different health centers in order to make fast glucose tests, which are free of charge and thus begin treatment in order to avoid complications of the disease.

On the other hand, Alvarez explained that the best way to avoid the development of this disease through the adoption of a healthy life, which involves avoiding alcohol and tobacco consumption, even foods with high levels of sugar, fat, fried food, Flour. Also commented that since Piura is a city with a very complex gastronomy, it is best to consume the different bundles of the region, but with control.

He also recommended the consumption of fruits and vegetables and physical activity at least half an hour a day.

"A patient with a diagnosis of diabetes and controlled treatment can develop his life without complications, but he has no control and does not consume drugs and less changes his lifestyle in the long run will have complications of vision, kidney, circulation that arise in diabetic foot and amputation of his limbs", said Alvarez.

The official pointed out that Piura, after El Callao and Lim, is the region with the highest prevalence of people affected by diabetes, with 19.4% of the population affected by this disease.


Diabetes is often not diagnosed because many of its symptoms seem harmless. Recent studies show that early detection and treatment of diabetes symptoms can reduce the likelihood of complications of diabetes.

However, Dr. Eduard Alvarez explained that it is always necessary to pay attention to classical symptoms, four P: Polidipsia (surplus thirst), Polyuria (excessive desire for urinating), Poliphagi (excess hunger) and Weight loss

Types of diabetes:

Type I diabetes

Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce insulin and must be administered so that the body can receive the energy it needs. Why do not you produce it? Since pancreatic cells responsible for making insulin destroy autoantibodies. It's not as common as type 2 diabetes or diabetes mellitus and is more common in children and young adults.

Type II diabetes

Type II diabetes or diabetes mellitus is the result of an unbalanced diet that has spent too much calories over the years leading to the body having "insulin resistance", which means that the body does not produce insulin, but it is not used properly because it "lost its effectiveness ". This is why it is common in obese people of a certain age.

Gestational diabetes

This occurs only during pregnancy, in the second or third trimester, rarely in the first, and disappears after childbirth. Placenta produces a hormone, a placental fetus, which raises blood glucose levels above normal.

It can be controlled by monitoring proper nutrition and, in certain cases, by using a drug or insulin. It is important to treat it because it can make the baby more than normal and make it difficult to deliver. In addition, having gestational diabetes predisposes to develop type 2 diabetes in the future.

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