In Peru every year about three thousand people die due to diabetes


November 4, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Every year 2,950 Peruvians, men and women over 30 years of age, die of diabetes, according to data from the Pan American Health Organization. This is indicated by Jorge Calderón, president of the Association of Diabetes of Peru (Adiper).

"In the country, only one in two people with diabetes who goes to the doctor's office accesses clinical exams and medications." 70% of patients with diabetes who are treated at health centers and clinics have Integral Health Insurance. medical care is great, but only 30% of them have access to clinical exams and 35% to medicines, "he said.

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He added that the lack of access to medicines and clinical tests is due to the fact that in health centers and centers Ministry of Health there is a lack of diabetes medications, there are no reagents to be able to do the tests or the medical equipment is damaged.

In order to prevent this disease, Calderón recommended people with a family history of diabetes, problems with overweight or obesity, lack of physical activity, high blood pressure, as well as women who had polycystic ovaries or who gave birth to a baby. macrosomic (weight 4 kg or more at birth) do a discard of diabetes because these risk factors for their appearance.


On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Adiper will perform the following free activities:

Friday, November 9th: 2:00 p.m. the First National Congress of Patients with Diabetes in the auditorium Pedro Weis of the Peruvian Medical School (located at the Malecón de la Reserva 791 Miraflores) by means of an application for: [email protected]

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Sunday, November 11: Adiper 3K hike that leaves Cervantes Park (Cdra 4 of Av. Arequipa) at 9:00 am. Admission is free and patients, relatives and the general public are expected.

Saturday, November 17: "Unite Against Diabetes" Health Festival where there will be free speeches by hospitals at the Ministry of Health, diabetic neuropathy, glucose testing and various competitions. The activity aimed at patients and the general public will be held from 9:00 in the morning. at 11:00 in the Acústica Concha of the Campo de Marte located at Av. de la Peruanidad in Jesús María.


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