Italian diabetes are older, more than six in ten over 65 are mainly suffering from type 2 diabetes. The data comes from the IX National Conference, the Association of Doctors Diabetologists, who presented his new Annals in Rome today: photography of the help provided to 455,662 patients (6% with type 1 and 91 diabetes % with type 2), visited in 2016 in 222 diabetic centers. Compared to the last survey of 2011, despite some areas of shadow – for example, diabetic foot control and retinopathy, and registering complications – there is a constant improvement on several faces. Starting from the monitoring of the disease and cardiovascular risk factors, to the number of patients with sufficient values of glycic hemoglobin, cholesterol and weight, to the most appropriate drug use. "A particularly significant report, which a few days before World Diabetes Day – underlines – places Italy among the most amazing countries in treating this disease".
"Appraisal and help, with accurate and accurate data collection, is instincts that over the years has allowed Amd to provide an irrecoverable contribution to raising the quality of the SSS in the diabetic field," said Domenico Mannino, president of Amd. "The challenge we call to ensure that maintaining and improving this level, in the face of constant increase in need, pushes us to take advantage of all the tools available: skills and technological methods that enable us to make the difference for the quality of life of people with diabetes ".
"Annals is not an end measure for himself – it's outline Valeria Manicardi, Annali Amd Group co-ordinator, but an instrument to improve the quality of care, because if you do not measure you do not know and if you do not know you can not improve ".
"Annals Amd is a periodic announcement that, from 2005 to date, has traced the evolution of the profiles of people with diabetes, and then Italian diabetes services," adds Nicoletta Musacchio, president of the Amd Foundation. "As a dynamic tablet, they allow comparison between current data and previous data and give each individual self-evaluation center the possibility and identify the essential areas that can be implemented for improvement processes, in a Continuing Quality Circle". And it continues: "Today the world organizes itself to exploit complex databases, depending on technology to facilitate important decisions in each area. Even to treat complex diseases such as diabetes, it will It is essential to rely on such complete and reliable databases, as the quality of data collection will increasingly depend on the quality and effectiveness of care ".
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