28 Nov, 2022 @ 15:00
1 min read

New specialist diabetes care units to open across Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

New specialist diabetes care units to open next year across Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain
A diabetic woman is checking her blood sugar level (self glycemia).

EIGHT specialist diabetic day care units will be set up across the Valencian Community in 2023.

The first will open in February and will be based within hospitals and medical centres.

The list of locations is yet to be announced.

There are around 600,000 diabetics in the Valencia region and numbers are rising.

Each of the new centres will get an endocrinologist, a podiatrist and a nurse.

The Valencian Community Federation of Diabetics, backed by doctors, have long campaigned for specialist units to be established.

Valencian Health Minister, Miguel Minguez, said: “This will be a great advance in the treatment of diabetes and helping the lives of sufferers.”

“We will be able to act on a preventive basis to stop ulcers and other consequences of diabetes,” he added.

Thousands of people- especially older residents- risk foot or leg amputation where excess sugar levels prevent proper blood circulation around their body.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Graffiti Artists Vandalised Train Carriages On Spain's Costa Blanca
Previous Story

Graffiti artists smeared train carriages on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Next Story

Schoolteacher in Spain’s Mallorca gets death threats after demanding students remove Spain flag from classroom

Latest from Castellon

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press