Increase in cases of blindness, dialysis, the return of diabetic foot, renal failure, anomaly in pregnancies with malformations all these complications are a consequence of the gaps in assistance to the sick in recent years in which the priority has been the fight against Covid. Simdo, the Italian Society of Metabolism, Diabetes, Obesity, sent a letter to the Ministry of Health, the Councilor for Health of the Sicilian Region and to the candidates in the upcoming Sicilian regional elections to put the question back at the center of the political agenda and strengthen the assistance to diabetic patients. “The Covid-19 pandemic and the health emergency that the entire medical sector has experienced and managed in the last three years, – said the president of Simdo, Vincenzo Provenzano – has undoubtedly caused serious gaps in the care of diabetic patients. , especially to children and new cases, with evident repercussions on what are the terrible complications of diabetes itself, causing the return of the diabetic foot, the increase in cases of blindness, the increase in dialysis cases, renal failure, anomaly in pregnancies with malformations etc “. Simdo’s appeal, already advocate of a document with proposals for the good health of the diabetic patient sent and presented to the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Pnrr), “is to reconstruct the national and regional Diabetes Commission, operating in close connection with the Ministry of Health, to draw up operational solutions to solve the care gap created in the last three years due to the health emergency “. Simdo, moreover, to make up for the gaps in assistance due to Covid,” proposes to immediately set up a national and regional diabetes and obesity prevention program, increasing the funds for the digitization of the Italian diabetes record, for a National Diabetes Register. And, again, to network the centers, strengthening local health in diabetes, with nursing homes and community hospitals, to integrate hospitals and the territory, with the simultaneous presence of general practitioners, diabetology i, cardiologists, nephrologists, ophthalmologists, voluntary associations “. “This heartfelt appeal by Simdo – concludes Provenzano – was created to put in the spotlight of the new national and regional legislations, the fight and the most appropriate management of the most important and most widespread social disease of recent years”.
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