July 7, 2011 at 18:30
Over the past 10 years, 15 percent of diabetics were treated, last year nearly 930 thousand. Other people still do not know about their diagnosis. The treatment of these patients costs about 13 percent of the total health care costs, on average, 53 thousand kroons per patient. The information was provided at the press conference of the Czech Pharmaceutical Association (CAFF) on the World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated on November 14th.
About 90 percent of diabetics are the second type of diabetes, which is half of the genetically modified condition, and the other half forms an unhealthy lifestyle. According to diaVize's diabetes mellitus, Marty Klement's diabetes, 30-minute physical activity, including walking or horticulture, reduces the risk of diabetes by up to a third.
In type 2 diabetes, the body has an excess of insulin that can not be released as fast as the patient wants. Moreover, their own insulin does not work as it is, and so-called insulin resistance arises.
Last year, some 33 billion crowns were spent in the Czech Republic for the treatment of second-degree diabetes, and overall health care was about 300 billion. If the number of people with diabetes has risen at the same rate as in 2035, every ten Czechs are suffering. "Long-term growth will become unrealistic over time," Klement added.
Patients generally use up to four diabetes mellitus, others – Blood Pressure or High Cholesterol. "Patients are not treated with ten drug combinations, because if they do not follow the diet, their glycemia will not be as standard," Klement said, saying that the cost of working with the patient and his lifestyle is much lower and often more effective than treatment. More than one third of them do not follow doctors.
The Czech Diabetes Association supports patient education. Studies have shown that group therapy is even more effective than the individual speaking with the patient. From the next year, according to Clement, health insurance companies will pay. "The problem is there are patients, but if they return they return more often than regular checks," she added.
A patient who changes his lifestyle can achieve such an improvement that he will not need to take many medicines and it will be cheaper for the health system. Martin Mátl, director of the CHAFF, also seeks to save on public health insurance costs by introducing generic generic medicines – a copy of the original medicines that terminated patent protection. An example is merformin, which is used by most people with diabetes mellitus. In the last ten years, according to mathematics, generic has saved 3.7 billion crowns.
In addition, diabetics not only treat symptoms that are directly related to diabetes but are more likely to suffer from chronic complications, such as heart disease and renal failure. The risk of stroke increases the risk of diabetes two to four times, five times the increase in heart rate, heart failure, or coronary artery disease.
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