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Buenos Aires Health Ministry will call on people with diabetes to guarantee treatment

Ministry of Health of the Province of Buenos Aires will start calling through Telehealth and Care Center (CTech) above it 340,000 people with diabetesFor whom registration was done in the vaccination campaign COVID-19, To guarantee access to medicine and care that prevents complications. health department has indicated Calls start next Monday, January 16 For people with special public health coverage.

“The purpose of the call is to make sure everyone has access to the medicines, supplies, medical controls and care they need to prevent the many complications this disease can trigger, which, It is estimated that it affects 13 percent of the adult population of Buenos Aires.”said in the statement.

Agents of the health portfolio will connect the person with diabetes to the health system for consultation and admission Diabetes Program of the Province of Buenos Aires (Prodiaba), And in turn, they will inquire about the type of pathology, prescribed medication and questions related to your lifestyle on the date of your last health check-up, among them if you smoke.

Prodiaba is the provincial diabetes program in charge of supplying supplies and medication to residents of Buenos Aires who receive care in the public sector and who do not have social security coverage or prepaid medication, and the response capacity of influencers through training Wants to strengthen and graphic content. “All those people who stated at the time of registration for the vaccination PBA campaign that they have diabetes will be called,” The Under Secretary for Information Management of the local Ministry of Health said, Leticia Ceriani,

In Buenos Aires Province, it is estimated that 1 in 10 people over the age of 18 have diabetes and 40% do not know it because it does not give symptoms in the early stagesAs it is a chronic disease characterized by high levels of glucose or sugar in the blood.

If not treated properly, this can lead to decreased or loss of vision, kidney disease that may require dialysis or a transplant, pain, numbness, or loss of feeling in the hands and feet, heart Risk of stroke, stroke, blockage of blood vessels in the legs, and bruising, which increases the risk of leg amputation.

To control diabetes and prevent complications, it is essential not to smoke or be exposed to other people’s tobacco smoke, at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily such as walking, swimming, jogging, dancing, cycling Running, staying healthy and eating well.

Also, get vaccinated against flu, pneumonia, tetanus and COVID-19, take prescribed medicines and maintain good blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol values. Residents of Buenos Aires who need to access Prodiaba benefits can go to the nearest public hospital or contact the telephone line 0221 429-2982 and email: [email protected]

With inputs from Telam

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