Friday, January 27, 2023

EsSalud serves 5,000 policyholders through a specialized endocrinology program

With the aim of quickly reducing the serious complications faced by patients with diabetes, Escald has an “Endocrinology Day Clinic” program where it treats 5,000 policyholders, according to Dr. Rosa Marcila, endocrinologist at Rebagliati Hospital.

The expert highlighted that the program is based on empowering the patient to receive intensive therapy Optimizing metabolic control behavior, healthy eating, emotional habits, physical activity as well as timely diagnosis About the chronic complications of the patient.

All users are evaluated by endocrinologists, who script exams and screen for chronic complications. They also receive nutritional advice, ophthalmology or cardiology, as the case may be, through mutual consultations.

In the same way, intensive glycemic control is carried out, advice on insulin therapy and psychological support is given. “The second and third appointments are done via tele-consultation and the fourth intervention is in person to see their progress with the disease,” reveals Marsilla.

The endocrinologist proposes his tools for disease progression and self-care, as there was evidence of a significant decline in glycosylated hemoglobin, which helped the patient maintain a level of control long-term, he said.

Similarly, he noted that diabetes is a disease that may have more symptoms if there is acute decompensation, such as frequent urination, feeling dizzy or light headedWhich prompted her emergency attention and immediate follow-up with an endocrinologist.

For this reason, EsSalud recommends that diabetics learn to control the disease with regular checkups and act upon experiencing any symptoms to avoid consequences that could lead to more serious complications.

The population should be alert to any warning signs, such as Persistent thirst, blurred vision, weight loss without diet, and frequent urge to urinate,

In conclusion, he stresses that periodic glucose monitoring is necessary, especially if there is a family history of the disease.

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