The Cuban Immunoassay Center presented the first glucometer designed and produced in the country.
According to the organization’s website, the device that measures the amount of glucose in the blood is accurate, easy to use and painless.
Furthermore, it provides results in 25 seconds and saves up to 220 measurements in addition to seven, 14 and 28 day averages.
Experts from the Immunoassay Center presented the first prototype during an exchange with Eduardo Martínez Díaz, President of the Business Group of Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industries of Cuba, BiocubaPharma.
As reported by the center on its Twitter account, Martínez Díaz learned of the prototype’s characteristics and made a measurement himself.
The glucometer is a monitoring system used in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of carbohydrate metabolism, including diabetes mellitus.
In Cuba, at the end of 2020, the prevalence of the disease was 66.9 per thousand inhabitants, with Predominance in people over 65 years of age.
most affected provinces Holy Soul (90.9), Havana (85.0), Matanzas (83.5) and Camagüey (80.4).
Diabetics, like many Cubans suffering from other chronic diseases, suffer from a lack of drugs and supplies to treat their illness.
In December 2020, the family of Alberto Arancibia, who was admitted to the Manuel Escuns Domenec Provincial Hospital in Camagüey, had to turn to social networks to ask for help To get the medicine needed in the treatment of his diabetes.
Cuban activist Esteban Rodríguez publicized the patient’s condition, explaining, “He is a diabetic with insulin and none, he is taking other medicine and it does nothing because it is not his medicine for diabetes. “
A family member said, “It’s too bad.” cybercuba,