Children and adolescents with diabetes Type 1 will be able to access specialized medical modules recently opened in Lima. These are located in the Villa El Salvador Emergency Hospital (HEVES).
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“The specialized centers will allow us to improve the lives of many patients with type 1 diabetes, with medical equipment, quality infrastructure and a free laboratory for their treatment and control, such as insulin, glucometers and reactive strips to measure the glucose”, He said doctor Segundo Seclén, president of the Association of Juvenile Diabetics of Peru (ADJ) and director of Changing Diabetes in Children in Peru.
In turn, the doctor Pio Yapo, director general of DIRIS South Lima, explained that the centers “They will have internists, family doctors and the care of specialists in endocrinology and nutrition,” who will previously be trained for the correct approach to the disease.
Through the differentiated clinics will attend for free and they will have a multidisciplinary team made up of a doctor, nurse, nutritionist and psychologist.
This, as part of Changing Diabetes in Children (CDiC) program, initiative of the Association of Juvenile Diabetics of Peru (ADJ) in agreement with DIRIS Lima Sur and with financing from Novo Nordisk and Roche laboratories.
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Children with diabetes in Peru
According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), in Peru there are around 50,000 children with type 1 diabetes. The Changing Diabetes in Children (CDiC) Program plans to attend annually to 100 infants or adolescents who develop this condition.
Gerardo Venegas, commercial manager of Roche Diabetes Care for Peru and Ecuador, and Luis Enrique Cisneros Hernández, general manager of Novo Nordisk CLAT, pointed out that these inaugurated centers aim to contribute to the reduction of infant and adolescent morbidity and mortality in patients with type 1 diabetes, and significantly improve your quality of life.
Peru is the first country in Latin America to carry out this initiative, which has already treated more than 30,000 children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes in Asia and Africa and has trained more than 17,000 medical professionals.
The next specialized centers planned will be in the Juan Pablo II Maternal and Child Center in Villa El Salvador, also in the Villa María del Triunfo Maternal and Child Center, the Manuel Barreto Maternal and Child Center in San Juan de Miraflores and in the San Genaro Maternal and Child Center in Chorrillos.
*The Changing Diabetes in Children program has set the goal of opening a total of 10 specialized centers by 2025 and thus be able to impact more than 1000 patients with type 1 diabetes in Peru.
*The first specialized center for type 1 diabetes care (DM1) is located at the Villa El Salvador Emergency Hospital (HEVES). It opened on May 10, 2022.
*Seeks to provide sustainable solutions, improve infrastructure, access to therapies and training for doctors, patients and family members, and for the program to be inserted into the Peruvian health system.
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