The Ministry of Health of the Province of Buenos Aires will start making calls through the Telehealth and Care Center (CETEC) More than 340,000 people with diabetes who registered in the vaccination drive for COVID-19, The purpose of the call is to ensure that everyone has access to the medicines, supplies, medical controls and care needed to prevent the many complications that have triggered this disease, which is estimated to affects 13 percent of the adult population of Buenos Aires,
During the call, which will take a few minutes, health portfolio agents will connect the person with diabetes to the health system for consultation and hospital admission. Diabetes Program of the Province of Buenos Aires (PRODIABA)And in return they will inquire about the type of diabetes that affects the person, the date of their last health checkup, prescribed medication and other lifestyle issues, such as whether they are a smoker.
Undersecretary of Information Management of the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health, Leticia Cerianiexplained that the calls would start from January 16. “All people who stated at the time of registration for the Immunization PBA campaign that they have diabetes will be called”He explained in detail.
During contact, people who have special public health coverage will be offered to be part of PRODIABA “To receive free of charge through this program the medicine he prescribed to control his illness”she insisted.
It is estimated that in the province of Buenos Aires 1 in 10 people over the age of 18 have diabetes and 40% don’t know it because there are no symptoms in the early stages, It is a chronic disease characterized by high levels of glucose or blood sugar. If not treated properly, There may be a decrease 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 attack, stroke, blockage of blood vessels in the legs, and the likelihood of injury that increases the risk of leg amputation,
Although diabetes in adults may not cause symptoms for many years, it can manifest with Excessive thirst, lack of energy, poor wound healing, increased appetite, frequent urination, sexual problems, weight loss, and blurred vision,
Health Ministry experts emphasize that Diabetes is a complex disease as it can lead to many complications and emphasize that Treatment is not limited to taking medication only,
To control diabetes and prevent complications it is necessary to:
- Do not smoke or be exposed to other people’s tobacco smoke.
• Do at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily, such as walking, swimming, jogging, dancing, riding a bicycle, to perform better than prescribed physical exercise.
• Maintain a healthy and complete diet.
• Get vaccinated for flu, pneumonia, tetanus and covid.
• Take medications as agreed with the health team and maintain good blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol values.
what is prodiaba
PRODIABA is the provincial diabetes program. It is in charge of supplying supplies and medicine to residents of Buenos Aires with diabetes, who are treated in the public health sector and who do not have Social Security or prepaid medical coverageAnd also seeks to strengthen the response capability of influencers through training and graphic content.
“Until 2019, it covered 46,976 residents of Buenos Aires, but in the last two years, based on intensive search and management work, we increased the number of beneficiaries of the program by 66 percent, which now covers 77,914 residents of Buenos Aires Province has reached”Detailed matias duca, Director of the Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases. He said that, with the calls that will start, not only the supply of medicines and supplies is expected, but it is also expected “Promote care policies for the entire universe of people with diabetes living in the province of Buenos Aires and exclusive coverage of the public health system”,
PRODIABA provides medications and supplies for the treatment and monitoring of diabetes including various types of insulin, oral antidiabetic tablets, syringes and needles for the application of insulin, glucagon, biosensors and test strips to determine glucose levels in people with diabetes Huh.
Buenos Aires residents who need to access PRODIABA benefits can go to the nearest health center or public hospital where they will be advised to enroll. The program also has the following contact channels: Telephone line 0221 429-2982 and email: [email protected]