Celebrated this week, this year's World Diabetes Day, under the motto "Diabetes Affects Every Family," was an opportunity for the Department of Health to uncover numbers related to this disease. In his statement, about 2 million people aged 18 and over in Morocco are diabetics. Even worse is that 50% of their illness does not know. In addition, the number of diabetic children is estimated at more than 15,000. In the statement, the Department of Parents also said that "more than 823,000 diabetics are in primary health care facilities".
To purchase insulin and oral antidiabetes, Anas Doukkali and his department have an annual budget of about 156,700,000 dirhams. In addition, a budget of EUR 15 million is also earmarked for medical devices and reagents to ensure control of diabetes and metabolic monitoring of diabetics. In addition, ANAM (National Health Insurance Agency – ANAM), the global annual report for 2016 accounts for 48% of total long-term illness (ALD). Diabetes accounts for 11% of these costs.
While on this side of the Mediterranean the evaluation is done with emphasis, the effort in the rest of the world is also focused on the better concerns of diabetes as a search for innovative devices to make life easier for the victims of this incurable disease. First we will follow the Washington Medical School in St. Petersburg. Louis (USA), where scientists estimate that a new case of diabetes at age seven is now the result of pollution of the world. air. This study, which was published in The Lancet Planetary Health last June, also suggests that developing countries are most affected. This includes "current levels of pollutant release into the air that are allowed in developing countries that are too strict and should be increased." Evidence shows that these current levels are not yet healthy enough and need to be reduced, "said Ziyad Al-Aly in his statement.
In Sweden, it is the current classification of diabetes, which makes Scandinavian scientists react. They notice that they are inadequate. For them there would not be two types of diabetes, but five. This type of diabetes-specific study in the United States classifies the types of diabetes as follows: 3 types of severe diabetes, including severe insulin-dependent diabetes, severe insulin-deficient diabetes and eventually severe insulin-resistant diabetes. According to Swedish scientists, two other types of diabetes are less benign: mild diabetes without real insulin resistance and other mild insulin sensitivity or aging pancreatic age.
Finally, in France, the French Diabeloop winner, after obtaining agreement with the European community, made significant progress in the sale of artificial pancreas. It is an innovative device that can benefit from patients with type 1 diabetes. How does it work? Simply thanks to a pump, in the form of a stick that sticks to the shoulder, and a sensor located at the abdomen. Information on blood glucose levels is transmitted to the third part of the artificial pancreas located in the patient's pocket via a Bluetooth connection, and then complex algorithms analyze parameters such as the weight of a person or the rate of action of the patient. insulin, blood sugar circulating in the blood to automatically adjust the required insulin dose delivered by the pump.