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Diagnosing diabetes can take up to 14 years: SSA

  • There are currently at least 9 million people living with diabetes in Mexico.
  • During the past 40 years, its incidence has quadrupled in the country.
  • This condition is closely related to visual diseases as it can lead to diabetic retinopathy.

Prevention is the best way to avoid a huge number of diseases and ailments. A simple aspect like modifying the lifestyle is enough to reduce the risks. At the same time, another recommendation is to go to regular medical consultations in order to identify as soon as possible some Conditions that often do not cause symptoms in their early stages as is the case with diabetes.

a disease that requires lifelong treatment

One of the biggest problems with this disease is that there is no cure for it. Therefore, once it develops, treatment should always be started. in case of failure Medical indications for the letter begin complications that lead to a significant deterioration in the quality of life.

To understand its relevance, its incidence has quadrupled in Mexico only during the last 40 years. Currently it is already the third cause of death and according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) at least nine million people have been diagnosed.

However, according to the Under Secretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatel RamirezThe true figure could be much higher. It all stems from the fact that many people have diabetes and don’t know about it. The mean time from disease onset to diagnosis in Mexico is between 7 and 14 years, he said.

new healthcare model

During his participation in the opening of the 2nd Symposium on Visual Health Mexico-United States, he explained that, under the leadership of the Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcácer Varela, a profound transformation of the health system is taking place. It seeks a primary care perspective that involves mobilizing and securing the active participation of communities.

aims at Correct and timely detection and treatment of diseases, including diabetes and visual impairments, which, if untreated or detected late, affect the quality of life, family, community and social economy.

He announced that a central theme of the 2023 action agenda would include reconfiguring the operational capabilities of first level care and specialty referral and counter-referral for timely access to services for people without social security.

López-Gatel Ramirez explained that one of the great challenges of the Mexican national health system is the “enormous disease burden” represented by chronic non-communicable diseases. Because they tend to develop silently over many years and are determining factors such as social and economic inequality that can lead to late diagnosis and inadequate treatment.

They indicated that another factor that influences the development of chronic non-communicable diseases is lifestyle, which consists of economic determinants combined with eating patterns and exposure to environmental toxins.

He specified that the prevention and care of these conditions should be given from a public health perspective, together with innovation and capabilities of clinical experts. Likewise, it should integrate the capability to generate strategic, tactical and operational intelligence that guides policies and programmes.

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