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World Diabetes Day: Check out the free services dedicated to treating the disease

World Diabetes Day: Check out the free services dedicated to treating the disease

This Sunday (14) is World Diabetes Day. The disease results from insufficient production or poor absorption of insulin, a hormone that regulates blood glucose and provides energy for the body.

According to the Brazilian Diabetes Association, currently in Brazil there are more than 13 million people with the disease, which is 6.9% of the country’s population.

Given this context, the Bahia I decided to group the main services related to the disease in one place. Check it out below:

  • State Reference Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CEDEBA)

The Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology of Bahia (CEDEBA) is a government referral unit of SUS. Provides specialized assistance to people with diabetes, obesity, thyroid dysfunction and other hormonal diseases.

The unit offers an integrated network in patient care, with multidisciplinary care in areas with complications in disease progression – with services in vascular, nephrology, gynecology, cardiology, ophthalmology, urology, psychiatry, laboratory testing, Electrocardiography (ECG), sonography and Doppler and thyroid cytology.

In assisting the user, the center promotes educational groups for both patients and families, through activities and discussions on diseases, as well as providing medicines in accordance with clinical protocols and treatment guidelines (PCDT) of the Ministry of Health.

work hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday
Title: Av. ACM, s/nº, Prof. Dr.. Jose Maria de Magalhaes Neto, Iguatemi, Salvador, BA
phone: (71) 3103-6001 / 6011
[email protected]

  • Basic Health Care Units (UBS)

For consultations and examinations, citizens can attend any of the 156 basic health units of the Municipal Health Network, from Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), always from 8 am to 5 pm. It is necessary to have a SUS card linked to the city of Salvador and a photo identification document. For exams, you must also submit an application that is filled out by a doctor.

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