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Following up on its commitment to provide universal care to all girls, boys and adolescents in Jalisco who suffer from Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM1), known as childhood diabetes, and as part of the “We Are One and We Will Be Well” policy, The Governor of the State, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, delivered this Wednesday the first medical sensors that will help patients measure their glucose without the need to prick their fingers every day, significantly improving their quality of life and generating significant savings in the family economy , since these devices can cost in the market up to 4 thousand pesos each.
In addition, comprehensive care for a patient with DM1, including all the supplies they need, has a monthly cost of up to 7,000 pesos, an amount that will be absorbed through this public policy promoted by Governor Enrique Alfaro at the state level and which is unique. throughout the country by being supported solely with state resources.
In this regard, the Jalisco president recalled the importance of having restructured the state health system and not having adhered to INSABI, since this independence has made it possible to make universal care not only for children and young people with cancer, but also for those with who suffer from this type of diabetes mellitus type 1. He explained that thanks to the Law and the state resources that are contributed to this policy, the quality of life of patients with this disease will be improved.
“Facts are worth more than any speech, demonstrating that here in this State we have a word is what is worth the most, because a long time ago we made a commitment to address an issue that, incredible as it may seem, is not being done in any part of the country, and When one sees what girls and boys have to go through to face this disease, the least we can do is add a grain of sand. This effort, in their fight, simply saying something so simple, our girls and boys with diabetes will no longer have to prick their fingers”, said the Governor.
He added that work will continue so that this program reaches all girls, boys and adolescents suffering from Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 in the 125 municipalities of Jalisco.
Local deputy Mónica Magaña Mendoza recalled that the Law for Timely Care, Treatment and Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in Jalisco, which she promoted, determines the provision of medicines, supplies and therapeutic education for patients. In addition, the legislator promoted the approval of an additional bag of 8 million pesos, exclusively for the purchase of the sensors.
“This is the result, because when it comes to Jalisco doing well, our city, we are not going to back down. We only work so that whatever your dream is, it comes true,” said the legislator.
The Secretary of Health in the State of Jalisco, Fernando Petersen Aranguren, stressed that work is already underway on the state registry of children and adolescents who have this disease and who live not only in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, but also within the State. Currently, 675 are registered.
Dr. Petersen also emphasized the importance of training, constituting education as the great ally of health. The survival of this disease requires comprehensive management and therefore the Ministry of Health, together with organized civil society and municipal governments promote well-directed strategies to find out who suffers from the disease and channel resources efficiently involving the technology.
The mayors of Zapopan, Juan José Frangie, and of Guadalajara, Pablo Lemus, recognized the importance of addressing this issue in their municipalities with this state strategy and thanked the president for having made this policy promoted by Deputy Magaña possible. The event took place at the D1A Center located in the El Colli Urbano neighborhood, in the municipality of Zapopan.
As part of the “We Are One and We Are Going to Be Well” policy, the delivery of the following supports is contemplated in 2023:
• Currently, 200 children and adolescents are being treated and another 200 will be admitted without prior diagnosis and who do not have social security.
• For these 400 patients, laboratory tests, a glucometer and its consumables, insulin-based treatment, an educational guide, and follow-up by specialized teams are guaranteed.
• Recruitment of two multidisciplinary teams.
• Delivery of the first sensors to girls and boys with DM1 who are part of the program (under 18 years of age, with at least 2 follow-up consultations and who do not have social security).
*COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN:* This campaign will seek to strengthen the promotion of the Public Policy “We are One and We Will Be Well” throughout Jalisco
*EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:* Education guide in Dm1 and micro ice maker for 200 newly admitted girls and boys.
*STATE REGISTRY:* A registry is made for the entire State
• The delivered sensors improve the lives of patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, since on average instead of 280 pricks per month for glucose measurement, they become two; and thus avoid pain, injuries and complications, improving glucose control and continuous monitoring at any place and time.
• These small sensors, about the size of a 10-peso coin, are attached to the back of the arm thanks to an adhesive surface; once fixed, it automatically inserts a small filament painlessly under the skin and performs blood glucose measurements every minute, without the need to prick and injure patients’ fingers.
• For proper use of these devices, training will be provided to patients and families, in addition to scheduling follow-up appointments at the Rosales Health Center, in the municipality of San Pedro Tlaquepaque.