Monday, September 25, 2023

Senators approve reform for diagnosing diabetes

  • During the past 40 years, the number of people with the condition has tripled in Mexico.
  • In its traditional classification, diabetes is divided into 3 categories: type 1, type 2 and gestational.
  • This new project will allow the patient to have adequate treatment and lead a better quality of life.

It’s no secret that Mexico is in a serious diabetes crisis. One of the main reasons is the lifestyle maintained by the majority of the population. There are currently at least nine million people with the condition, although the number may be much higher due to a lack of ongoing medical screening.

Individual treatment for all patients

With this in mind, the plenum of the Senate of the Republic approved an opinion that reformed the General Health Law. The objective is to create a for health authorities and public health institutions Accurate and differentiated diagnosis of the type of diabetes a person has.

The amendment, supported with 88 votes and sent to the Chamber of Deputies, proposes that the disease be classified into at least three types: Diabetes type 1, type 2 and gestational.

Furthermore, it establishes that The official Mexican standard of the matter is to separate and address each type of diabetes at a minimum.

With this, it is added to the document, it is demanded that, in a clear and precise way, the type of diabetes can be differentiated and thus an accurate diagnosis can be made with an individualized treatment, leading the patient better. can do. Quality of Life…

The opinion specifies that, because of the very specific and particular characteristics of diabetes, it is necessary to differentiate between type 1, type 2, as well as gestational age, so that the treatment an individual needs is adequate.

importance of preventive medicine

President of Health Commission, Lilia Margarita Valdez Martinez pointed out that a huge step has been taken with this reform Diabetic patient. However, it is a preventable disease, so instead of treating it “we should emphasize prevention so that citizens do not get sick, especially the new generations”.

Chairman of the Legislative Studies Commission, manuel anorve banosHe said that it is important to implement strategies for prevention, surveillance and control of this disease. Through a preventive culture in health, significant progress can be made when it comes to saving lives, guaranteeing healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages.

For his part, Senator Guadalupe Covarrubias Cervantes The proposal is believed to strengthen the national health system in Mexico. By establishing the type of diabetes in law and making an accurate diagnosis, timely and specialized treatment will be sought for the population.

In his occasion, Senator AAlejandra Noemi Reynoso Sanchez Indicated that the opinion makes a huge difference in promoting a better quality of life for children and adults, as it is essential that the health system can timely diagnose the type of diabetes suffered by the patient.

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