Sunday , May 16 2021

80,000 piurans suffer from diabetes but only 20% are treated

Piura is the third region of Peru with a larger number of patients suffering from diabetes.

Piura continues to increase the number of people suffering from this disease, so far, there are eighty thousand piurans with this disease, characterized by the presence of high blood sugar levels and if they are not treated time, cause degeneration in vital organs and even death.

Eduardo Álvarez Delgado, Head of Integral Sanitary Intervention of Diresa, revealed today that out of the eighty thousand piurans suffering from diabetes, only 20 percent of them are controlled patients.

Officially said that Diresa is implementing a program of activities to attract patients in different health centers, to make quick glucose samples, which are free, and thus begin treatment to avoid complications of the disease.

Ålvarez explained that the best way to avoid the development of this disease is by adopting a healthy life, which means avoiding consumption of alcohol and tobacco, even foods with high levels of sugar, fat, fried foods, flour. He also commented that because Piura is a city with a very complex gastronomy, it is best to consume the various stewars in the region but with control.

He also recommended the consumption of fruits and vegetables and physical activity for at least half an hour a day.

"A patient diagnosed with diabetes and a controlled treatment can develop his life without complications but he has no control and does not use drugs and less changes his lifestyle in the long term will have sync complications of kidneys, circulation that is then derived in diabetic foot and amputation of its limbs "said Alvarez.

Officially noted that Piura, after El Callo and Lima, is the region with the highest incidence of people suffering from diabetes, with 19.4 percent of its population affected by this disease.


Diabetes is often not diagnosed because many of its symptoms appear to be harmless. Recent studies indicate that early detection and treatment of diabetes problems can reduce the risk of complications of diabetes.

Dr. Eduard Alvarez explained that it is always necessary to pay attention to the classic symptoms, the four P: polydipsia (excess of thirst), polyuria (excessive urge to urinate) polyphagia (excess of hunger) and Weight Loss

Types of diabetes:

Type I diabetes

Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce insulin and must be administered so that the body can get the energy it needs. Why do not you produce it? Because the cells in the pancreas responsible for making insulin are destroyed by autoantibodies. It is not as common as type 2 diabetes or diabetes mellitus and occurs more in children and adolescents.

Type II diabetes

Type II diabetes or diabetes mellitus is the result of an unbalanced diet where too many calories have been consumed for years that have led the body to have an "insulin resistance", which means that it is not that the body does not produce insulin, but it is not used properly for that "it has lost its effectiveness". Therefore, it is more common in obese people of a certain age.

Gestational Diabetes

It occurs only during pregnancy, during the second or third trimester, rarely in the first place, and disappears after delivery. Placenta produces a hormone, the placenta fetus, which increases blood glucose levels above normal.

It can be controlled by following a proper diet and in some cases by administering medicines or insulin. It is important to treat it as it can make the child bigger than normal and make it difficult to deliver. In addition, pregnancy diabetes has the potential to develop type 2 diabetes in the future.

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