Hands holding a rapid test for diabetes.
The state of Puebla has the third highest number of cases of type 2 diabetes diagnosed at the end of the second quarter of 2023 nationally.
This was announced by the Federal Ministry of Health in the “Quarterly report of the hospital epidemiological surveillance of type II diabetes.”
The federal agency clarified that there were a total of 1,426 hospital admissions for the disease in Puebla County.
This means that an average of seven patients were detected daily.
Only Tabasco surpassed Puebla in diabetic detection
Puebla was surpassed only by Tabasco, which added 2,924 admissions of patients diagnosed with diabetes from January to June of this year.
This is followed by Jalisco from 1902, followed by Mexico City from 1114 and Querétaro from 967.
At the national level, the cumulative number is 20,330 cases detected in 184 reporting units.
48.72%, that is, 9 thousand 903 cases, were men and 51.27%, 10 thousand 422, were women. The most affected age group were women aged 60 to 64 and men aged 55 to 59.
In addition, 48.09%, that is, 9 thousand 77 people, revealed that they have a history of parents with diabetes. And 29.16%, 5929 people have a history of brothers and sisters with the same disease.
On the other hand, only 16.19% reported that they were physically active for at least 30 minutes a day, 9.2% reported that they were active smokers.
Arterial hypertension was the most common comorbidity in these cases, followed by obesity.
It should be noted that type II diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. This is a disease characterized by high blood sugar levels. Most patients are overweight or obese.