The Ministry of Health of the nation led the meeting of the Permanent Diabetes Advisory Commission (CoPAD) to present the project to regulate the operation of the commission in the framework of the signing of the resolution to update the standard of provision of medicines. and supplies for people with diabetes, signed a few days ago by the minister, Carla Vizzotti.
“This space of the Commission is very valuable, because we all have the power to influence the agenda. It is a space for joint work, for example, to obtain data that allow us to work on the comprehensiveness and incidence gives,” said Nicolas Haberer, national director of the Comprehensive Approach to Noncommunicable Diseases.
For his part, Julieta Mendez, coordinator of the National Program for the Prevention and Control of People with Diabetes Mellitus (Pronadia), said that “the role of COPAD in giving advice on the promotion, prevention and control of diabetes is fundamental. That is why we agreeing to define the line of action together on the rules of the place.”
Among the guidelines, tasks related to advice for the design of public policies aimed at contributing to the reduction of risk factors for diabetes, as well as the adequate control of diabetes and its co-morbidities, were specified.
The Permanent Advisory Commission on Diabetes will be composed of 4 categories of members: Central (one of whom will play the role of Chairman); affiliated and organized into a group of specialists; representatives of diabetes programs from each jurisdiction; and members of the Secretariat (composed of the National Director of Non-communicable Diseases and a technical sector-wide approach).
Representatives of the Argentine Diabetes Society (SAD), the Argentine Nutrition Society (SAN), the Center for Experimental and Applied Endocrinology (CENEXA), the Argentine Diabetes Federation (FAD) and the Argentine League attended the conference. LAPDI), the Association for Diabetes Care in Argentina (CUI.D.AR) and the Argentine Diabetes Association (ADA).
In Argentina, 1 in 10 people aged 18 or older have high blood sugar or diabetes. There was an increase of 51% in this figure since 2005. Keeping this situation in mind, the Permanent Diabetes Advisory Commission aims to contribute to the promotion, prevention, detection and treatment of the said disease.