Superintendence of Health calls users to become familiar with the benefits of AUGE GES in the fight against diabetes
The invitation is addressed to all users of the healthcare system so that they know the scope of treatment that provides protection and basic professional support to coexist with the treatment of diabetes.
The Superintendent of Health encourages the public to become familiar with the protection and benefits that AUGE GES provides to people diagnosed with diabetes as part of the international day of this disease.
Zone agent Valparaso, Francisco Segura, first recommends that through professional consultation find out what type of diabetes suffers: We call our users to first know through a professional consultation the type of diabetes that previously suffered. the benefit granted by GES. There are two types, which covers have specific features for each of them.
Type 1 diabetes is characterized by persistent high levels of glucose in the blood, a product of destruction of pancreatic cells, which results in absolute insulin deficiency and essential dependence on exogenous insulin. It is identified because it can occur at any age, with classic symptoms such as abnormal thirst growth (polydipsia), increased urine output (polyuria), abnormal increase in food intake (polyphagia), rapid weight loss or diabetic ketoacidosis characterized by dehydration and a variable degree of consciousness compromise. Children often make their debut with severe ketoacidosis.
Type 2 diabetes is characterized by persistent high levels of glucose in the blood, a product of insulin resistance that is usually accompanied by a relative insulin deficiency. It is identified as not very symptomatic, which occurs mainly in adulthood, therefore its diagnosis is carried out in about 50% of cases using laboratory tests required for a different reason, and not from clinical suspicion. A small clinical symptomatology states that with high frequency it is diagnosed slowly and in the presence of chronic complications. This type of diabetes increases with age, overweight / obesity and lack of physical activity, which is usually associated with other high-risk cardiovascular pathologies such as hypertension and dyslipidemia.
Both types of diabetes have different access guarantees and possibilities:
In the case of diabetes 1, all beneficiaries who are suspected to have type 1 diabetes due to altered tests will have access to a diagnostic confirmation by a specialist within 7 days. If you suspect decompensation, you will gain access to the diagnostic confirmation by means of a blood glucose test within 30 minutes of receiving medical assistance at the emergency department. On the other hand, the initiation of treatment in both cases should be carried out within 24 hours of diagnosis.
In the case of diabetes 2, all beneficiaries who are suspected to have type 2 diabetes with elevated blood glucose will have access to the diagnostic confirmation within 45 days. On the other hand, the onset of treatment should be performed within 24 hours of diagnosis. In cases that require the attention of a specialist physician in accordance with medical indications, this should be done within 90 days of referral.
Users can ask on the website www.superdesalud.gob.cl, or they can contact the regional agency at Calle lvarez N 646, office 904, Via del Mar.