This is the Diabetes Program of the Province of Buenos Aires, which is monitored in both the San Felipe Hospital and Semper Municipal Health Facilities and the Zona Norte Hospital in our city. This allows access to supplies and medicine to the people of Buenos Aires who are treated in the public sector and who do not have social security coverage or prepaid medicine.
From the editorial staff of EL NORTE
Our city health providers, both provincial and municipal, provide care through the Diabetes Program of the Province of Buenos Aires (Prodiaba), with the aim of protecting and improving the health of Nicoleños with diabetes.
Regarding the current demand presented by the initiative at the local level, the directors of the San Felipe Hospital, consulted by EL Norte, indicated that the program currently monitors approximately 500 diabetic patients, of whom 203 receive insulin and 366 receive oral hypoglycemic therapy. Let’s treat with. It is to be noted that some of the total number of patients in the said hospital are given both the drugs in combination depending on the characteristics of their disease.
Whereas from the municipal level, Public Health started enrolling in the said program in February 2022. So far, it treats 150 patients from Semper and Zona Norte Hospital.
“We provide a safe follow-up to all Prodiaba patients with care in diabetes, medical clinic, nutrition, ophthalmology and cardiology. If necessary, also in nephrology”, explained with reference to the Ministry of Health and Family, Mirna Bottazzi.
Shifts at the municipal level for those who need to access the benefits of the program can be obtained through the WHILINE application, days and hours of operation are Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CEMPRE and Thursday from 2:00 PM to 18:00 PM at North Zone Hospital. They can also visit San Felipe Hospital, or contact the telephone line 0221 429-2982 and email: email@example.com.
identification and treatment
In Buenos Aires Province, it is estimated that 1 in 10 people over the age of 18 have diabetes. 40% do not know it because in the early stages it does not give symptoms, as it is a chronic disease characterized by high levels of glucose or sugar in the blood.
Prodiaba is in charge of distributing supplies and medicine to people receiving care in the public sector in Buenos Aires and who do not have social security coverage or prepaid medicine, and seeks to strengthen the response capacity of influencers through training and graphic materials Is.
This week, the Ministry of Health of Buenos Aires province began calling more than 340,000 people with diabetes registered in the vaccination campaign for COVID-19 through telehealth and care centers (CTEC) to check that they are receiving the relevant drug and supplies.
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, including whether you smoke or not.
The call aims to guarantee that everyone has access to the medicines, supplies, medical controls and necessary care to prevent the many complications triggering the disease, which is estimated to affect 13 percent of Buenos Aires adults. affects the population. ,