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Diabetes, arterial hypertension and hip fracture are the main conditions identified by Sedef – Tlaxcala in older adults

Through the Comprehensive Gerontological Care Unit (UIAG) program, the State System for Comprehensive Development of the Family (Sedef) has identified among the elderly population that the conditions with the highest incidence are type 2 diabetes mellitus, systemic arterial hypertension, and hip fractures.

Official figures from this institution, headed by Mariana Espinoza de los Monteros Cuéllar, show that the plan was initiated with the aim of guaranteeing the Tlaxcalan population’s right to health of the region.

Thus, in the period from September 2022 to January 24, 2023, approximately 123 older adults have received care in 17 of the 60 municipalities, Españita, Tetla de la Solidaridad, Contla de JuanCuamatzi, Amaxac de Guerrero and Huamantla.

In addition, the Tlaxcala capital, La Magdalena Tlaltelulco, St. Luis Theolocholaco, Quilehtla, Cuapiaxtla, Tzompantepec, Panotla, Nanacamilpa, Nativitas, Tocatlán, St. John Huatzinco and St. Lawrence Xocomanitla.

They mention that this program, in charge of the Department of Health Promotion, is especially focused on people who are going through a complex condition that prevents them from moving and therefore have to stay in bed in their homes, or who For some reason, one cannot go to medical centers to receive care.

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He explains that the Comprehensive Gerontology Care Unit is made up of personnel specializing in gerontology, medicine, nursing, nutrition, dentistry, psychology, physiotherapy and legal aid.

They specify that during these months of reference, Sedef professionals have discovered that the highest incidence in these people are type 2 diabetes mellitus, systemic arterial hypertension and hip fractures.

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Through this strategy and multidisciplinary team, Sedef brings various programs to the elderly of the institution, who for some reason are unaware of its operation, such as free support with functional devices, whether hearing, crutches, walkers or wheelchairs, Including dentures.

The institute emphasizes that through the mobile medical units “it has reached patients” who have not been able to access health services, many of them due to lack of money to pay for a transportation service. There are reasons that lead them to a clinic or because of difficulties get an appointment.

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