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Health surveillance invites users to know the benefits of AUGE GES to deal with diabetes

November 2018.- The Aysén Health Visit invites the population to learn about the protection and benefits of AUGE GES to people diagnosed with diabetes as part of the international day of this disease.

Alizén regional agent Elizabeth Vergara originally recommended to know through professional consultation the type of diabetes suffered by the patient: "We urge users to know first through the professional consultation, the type of diabetes they suffer before they know the benefit attributed by GES. There are two types whose coverage has specific features for each of them. "

Type 1 diabetes is characterized by persistently high levels of blood glucose, a disorder of pancreatic cells, resulting in an absolute insulin deficiency and a vital dependence on exogenous insulin. It occurs because it can occur at any age, with classic symptoms such as abnormal thirst (polydipsia), increased urine output (polyuria), abnormal increase in food need (polyphagia), rapid weight loss, or diabetic ketoacidosis dehydration and varying degrees of consciousness. Children often begin with severe ketoacidosis.

Type 2 diabetes is characterized by persistently high blood glucose levels, an insulin resistance product, usually accompanied by a relative insulin deficiency. It is recognized that it is not very symptomatic, which occurs mainly in adulthood, so diagnosis is made in about 50% of cases with laboratory tests required for another cause and not with clinical suspicion. The limited classical symptomatology determines that, with high frequency, it is diagnosed slowly and in the presence of chronic complications. This type of diabetes increases with age, overweight / obesity and physical inactivity, which is usually associated with other high cardiovascular risk conditions such as hypertension and dyslipidaemia.

Both types of diabetes have different guarantees of access and opportunities:

In the case of Diabetes 1, all beneficiaries with type 1 diabetes mellitus with modified examinations will have access to diagnostic confirmation by a specialist within 7 days. In cases of suspicion with compensation, you will have access to diagnostic confirmation by blood glucose test within 30 minutes of medical care in the Emergency Department. For its part, treatment should be initiated for both cases within 24 hours of diagnosis.

In the case of diabetes 2, all beneficiaries with type 2 diabetes mellitus with elevated blood glucose levels will have access to diagnostic confirmation within 45 days. On the other hand, treatment should be initiated within 24 hours of diagnosis. In cases requiring attention by a specialist according to medical indications, this must be done within 90 days of referral.

Users can find information at or they can go to the regional agency, located at Calle José de Moraleda N ° 370, Local 3, Coyhaique.

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