Thursday, September 29, 2022

Technology allows diabetes to be friendlier

Santo Domingo, Dr.

A patient with type I diabetes, who is dependent on insulin to continue his life, needs to inject the treatment up to five times a day, which is why technological devices have emerged that allow him to treat the condition in a friendlier way. allow to manage.

This is how diabetes specialist María Luisa Hernández explains it, highlighting the importance of the benefits to this type of patient, especially children and adolescents with this diagnosis of type I diabetes, as they need to take insulin for the rest of their lives. Some of them need it can be injected up to five times a day, for sleeping, for eating, when glucose is high.

The expert, professor of diabetology medical residency at Indane and coordinator of diabetes treatment at Macrotech (continuous monitoring of glucose and insulin pumps), refers to the topic after the publication in Listin Diario of a family story that told him of difficulties. face covering the treatment of his 12-year-old boy with diabetes.

Dr. Hernandez explained that the classic signs and symptoms of type I diabetes are weight loss for no apparent reason, extreme thirst that is not relieved by drinking water; Frequent urination and extreme hunger several times during the night. In addition, fatigue and impaired vision.

He explains that to make treatment more tolerable, there are treatments that include continuous glucose monitoring, which may or may not be associated with an insulin microinfuser, which is indicated in type I and II patients, especially Formally those who require multiple infusions or have low or high glucose or other conditions that affect their normal life development.

Hernandez is also director of the Center for Vocational Education, Nutrition and Diabetes.

He recalled that type I diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by an inability to produce insulin due to autoimmune destruction of the beta cells of the pancreas, which produce insulin.

He said the condition usually shows up in adolescence and childhood, but adults can present it.

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