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Prevention of diabetes, bet of CIAM 2019


About 30% of the country's healthcare budget is spent on managing diabetes and its complications, said Héctor Raúl Pérez Gómez, director of Guadalajara Civil Hospital (HCG).

The outlook does not seem to be favorable in the coming years because, if today between 7 and 10% of Mexicans live with diabetes, the fact that the majority of the population is overweight or obese could lead to 2030, the percentage of people with diabetes reaches 17 points.

This would represent a significant increase in public spending for the care of these diseases and other derivatives such as retinopathies, nephropathies, lower extremity amputations and acute myocardial infarction.

"When these two factors are combined (diabetes and obesity), we have a clock bomb that can be very close to exploding in terms of the serious financial problems faced by Mexico's health system over the next few years because together are the main risk factors that lead to cardiovascular disease, the main cause of morbidity and mortality in adults in our country, "said Pérez Gómez.

In addition, he added, there are estimates that the indirect costs of these diseases, including issues such as working days lost due to them, reach 70 billion pesos annually.

For all of the above, obesity, metabolic diseases and their impact on health systems are the main topics to be addressed at the 21st International Congress of Advances in Medicine (CIAM) and the Seventh Congress International Nursing in the city between 21 and 23 February 2019.

Lecturers of these events include American Professor Peter Agre, recognized with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003 for the discovery of aquaporins; Dr. Joseba Barroeta Urquiza, Director General of General Hospital Doctor Gregorio Marañon, Spain; as well as specialists from 13 countries in America and Europe.

Those interested in attending both conferences can consult the entire program or register at



When these two factors are combined (diabetes and obesity), we have a clock bomb that can be very close to exploding in terms of serious financial problems "
Héctor Raúl Pérez Gómez, director of HCG

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