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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:00 - Updated Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:00

Luanda Pediatric Hospital controls 70 diabetes cases

Luanda - The Luanda Pediatric Hospital controls 70 cases of children with diabetes, said on Saturday in Luanda, pediatric doctor Carlos Faustino.

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Participants at central act of world diabetes day

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The situation is of concern to health authorities, as 10 children aged 10-12 are every week being given insulin and other drugs for free.

According to the doctor, who was speaking during the central act of World Diabetes Day, these numbers are worrying and everything must be done to change the clinical picture, since two new cases of diabetes are registered every month.

In this case, the pediatrician recommends more preventive actions, with awareness-raising campaigns for families regarding more careful eating and screening in schools, given the diagnostic difficulties that are often mistaken for malaria.

Carlos Faustino said the late diagnosis of the disease led many children to come to hospital with acute complications of diabetes (diabetic ketoacidosis), which occurs more in patients with type 1 diabetes, a fact that leads to intensive care.

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