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Superintendence of Health calls users to know the benefits of AUGE GES to meet diabetes

November 2018.- Aysen's health intensifies the population to learn about the protection and benefits that AUGE GES gives to people diagnosed with diabetes in the international day of this disease.

The regional agent of Aysén, Elizabeth Vergara, was first recommended by professional consultation what is the type of diabetes the person suffers from: "We urge users to first know, with the help of professional consultation, what type of diabetes they suffer before they know the benefit is assigned by GES. There are two types whose coverage has specific characteristics for each of them. "

Type 1 diabetes is characterized by constantly high levels of glucose in the blood, a product of the destruction of pancreatic cells, resulting in an absolute deficiency of insulin and vital dependence on exogenous insulin. It is identified because it can be presented at all ages, with classical symptoms such as abnormally increased thirst (Polydipsia), increased urinary output (polyuria), abnormal increase in need for eating (polyphagia), fast-developing weight loss, or with diabetic ketoacidosis characterized by dehydration and varying degrees of conscience. Children often debauch with severe ketoacidosis.

Type 2 diabetes is characterized by constantly high blood glucose levels, a product of insulin resistance, usually accompanied by a relative insulin deficit. It is identified as not very symptomatic, which occurs predominantly in adulthood so that diagnosis is made in about 50% of cases by laboratory tests requested for a different cause and not by clinical suspicion. The weak classical symptomatology determines that the high frequency is diagnosed late and in the presence of chronic complications. This type of diabetes increases with age, obesity / obesity and physical inactivity, which is usually associated with other pathologies with high cardiovascular risk such as high blood pressure and dyslipidemia.

Both types of diabetes have different access and opportunity guarantees:

In the case of diabetes 1, all recipients of suspected type 1 diabetes will receive diagnostic confirmation by a specialist within 7 days through changed surveys. In case of decompensation suspicions, you will have access to diagnostic confirmation using a blood glucose test within 30 minutes from the healthcare center. For their part, treatment should be started for both cases within 24 hours after diagnosis.

In the case of diabetes 2, all recipients of suspected type 2 diabetes with elevated blood glucose levels will have access to diagnostic confirmation within 45 days. On the other hand, treatment must commence within 24 hours after diagnosis. In cases requiring specialist care according to medical indication, this must be done within 90 days of referral.

Users can find information at or they can go to the regional agency, located at Calle José de Moraleda nr 370, local 3, Coyhaique.

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