Health surveillance requires users to know the benefits of AUGE GES to deal with diabetes
The invitation is for all healthcare system users to know the coverage and treatments that provide basic protection and support to co-exist with the treatment of diabetes.
Health surveillance invites people to learn about the protection and benefits of AUGE GES for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes on the international day of this disease.
Valparaso zonal agent, Francisco Segura, first recommends that we know by professional consultation what type of diabetes the person is suffering: We call users to first know, through professional consultation, the type of diabetes that suffers before knowing the benefit granted by GES. There are two types whose caps have specific characteristics for each of them.
Type 1 diabetes is characterized by persistent elevated levels of blood glucose produced by the destruction of pancreatic cells, resulting in an absolute insulin deficiency and a vital dependence on exogenous insulin. It is identified because it may occur at any age with classical symptoms such as abnormal thirst (Polydipsia), increased urine production (polyuria), abnormal eating (polyphagia), rapid weight loss, or diabetic ketoacidosis characterized by dehydration and compromises of varying degrees of consciousness. Children often start with severe ketoacidosis.
Type 2 diabetes is characterized by persistent high blood glucose levels produced by insulin resistance, which is usually accompanied by a relative insulin deficiency. It is identified as not very symptomatic, which occurs mainly in adulthood, so its diagnosis is performed in about 50% of cases by laboratory tests required for another cause and not by clinical suspicion. Rare clinical symptomatology determines that, at high frequency, it is also slowly diagnosed in the presence of chronic complications. This type of diabetes increases with age, overweight / obesity and physical inactivity, which is usually associated with other pathologies with high cardiovascular risk such as hypertension and dyslipidemia.
Both types of diabetes have different access guarantees and opportunities:
For diabetes mellitus 1, all Type 1 diabetic patients suspected due to modified examinations will have access to confirmation of diagnosis by a specialist within 7 days. In case of suspicion of decompensation, you will have access to confirmation of the diagnosis by means of a blood glucose test within 30 minutes of medical assistance to the Emergency Department. On the other hand, treatment should be initiated for both cases within 24 hours of diagnosis.
For Diabetes 2, all type 2 diabetic recipients with high blood glucose levels will have access to confirmation of the diagnosis within 45 days. On the other hand, treatment should be started within 24 hours of diagnosis. In cases requiring medical attention by the specialist, this must be done within 90 days of referral.
Users can check www.superdesalud.gob.cl or contact the regional agency, located at Calle lvarez N 646, office 904 Via del Mar.