Well –integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women across the Nation (WISEWOMAN) is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded program which operates out of 22 sites across the United States. WISEWOMAN programs provides screening for heart disease and stroke risk factors and lifestyle programs for many low-income, uninsured, or under-insured women aged 40–64 years ( CDC, 2015). WISEWOMAN is a direct care service program which has increasingly began serving as a National Diabetes Prevention Program “payer”. With its reach into 20 states, WISEWOMAN provides the platform for low-income women who would not otherwise have access to the National DPP, to participate in the yearlong CDC recognized lifestyle change program. According to the CDC, 16% of WISEWOMAN clients have diabetes, and 14% have prediabetes. This high ratio of diabetic and prediabetes clients, provides an excellent opportunity for diabetes self-management and National DPP programs to partner with WISEWOMAN, to increase access to DSME and lifestyle change programs. This presentation will provide an overview about the WISEWOMAN program, share an update on WISEWOMAN and diabetes partnerships across the country, and suggest best practices for diabetes educators to use to leverage federal resources to pay for the National DPP.
Prevalence, has risen from 1.3% of the Australian population diagnosed with diabetes in 1990 to 2.4% in 1995 to 4% in 07-08 the rise is mostly due to the increase in type 2, diabetes, but there has also been a rise in those suffering with type 1. In all age groups males suffer higher rates of diabetes than females, male’s rate 5% and females
I attended the event titled Unnatural Causes Bad Sugar on Thursday, October 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. The event centered on the ways in which many factors influence people’s lives and significantly impact health. The first part of the event centered on watching a short video that focused on the damage to health that Native American tribes faced after they lost their water. There was a large increase in the amount of Native Americans who got diabetes and who were dying. It was thought that biology and genes were one of the main causes behind the increase in diabetes, but in reality there were many other factors. Geographic location, social and economic class status, and income level has an impact on a person’s health.
There are lots of stories that can be found online of people stating that they have changed their lives and improved their health for the better because they have naturally reversed their diabetes, but is this actually possible? When talking about reversing diabetes, it actually means that the person suffering is not as dependable on diabetes medication anymore and some people find that they don’t need to take their medication anymore. However, diabetes is a serious illness and all care should be taken seriously, so it is very important to speak your doctor before coming off any medication or changing your lifestyle.
Diabetes can be life changing. In the The New York Times essay “I Have Diabetes. Am I to Blame?” Rivers Solomon, a novelist, writes about her personal experience with diabetes and how it was life changing. Solomon has type two diabetes, and has had diabetes for six years. She talks about how her life has changed and the different things she has to do everyday. Diabetes is very serious and should not be left untreated. I agree with Solomon that she needs to change her bad habits but without dedication nothing will change.
“ The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” This quote is by Moliere and it is one of Abigail Fernihough’s favorite quotes. Fernihough is 15 years old; she is on the high school volleyball team. In her free time, she enjoys reading and participating in art. Abigail Fernihough is a freshman at Bryan High School who has diabetes and has a very important story to tell. Diabetes is a disease that 29.1 million people have to live with; so what is it?
Every year, 1.4 million new cases of diabetes are being diagnosed among the American people. This is why now is more important than ever to join the American Diabetes Association to take action against the ugly face of diabetes. As the American Diabetes Association our mission statement is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all of the people affected by diabetes. Now you may be wondering what is the American Diabetes Association about, what is the American Diabetes Association doing to achieve their mission, and what can you do to help. People need to stop acting like diabetes is not a growing problem and come together to take a stand against diabetes.
In 2007, the Rio Grande Valley area doctors and business leaders formed an association called as the Rio Grande Valley Association of Diabetes (RGVAD) which aims to provide the awareness on diabetes to the residents from Hidalgo County. RGVAD provides programs and services that focus specifically for the areas in Hidalgo County and guarantees that all grants created by this association are used by the people or residents of the Rio Grande Valley region.
This post is going to be on an extremely important topic, diabetes. 1 in 4 people with diabetes, don’t even know they have it! This topic truly impacted me because both of my grandfathers that have already passed away had diabetes, so honestly diabetes is something that could be in my future. Recently, I read Sugar Nation by Jim O’Connell and I was pretty shocked from reading it and it opened my eyes to how severe the diabetes problem is in the world. The book is basically Mr. O’Connell’s recollection of being diagnosed pre-diabetic, his journey to find more information on treatment and how effective it is, and Mr. O’Connell’s father passing away from not taking care of his diabetes.
Diabetes mellitus type two is a metabolic disorder that is categorized by hyperglycaemia in the context of insulin resistance and relation lack of insulin. It comprises of over ninety percent of people with diabetes around the world. The effect of such illnesses is excess body weight and physical inactivity. More than eighty percent of diabetes deaths occur in third world countries like the Tohono O’odham and the Pima Indians of southern Arizona, more than half of all adults in that population have diabetes and that is within every ten people, there are at least five people who have type two diabetes. Why did it happen? Nearly a century ago, type two diabetes were merely indefinite to those people. In fact, there is only one case of
Select a local health department in a country of your choice. Conduct your own research using scholarly sources and generate a brief review of the effects of the health issue you identified in the previous Unit on the population. Prepare a 400-word paper stating the health issue, geographic location, and
That bump you see underneath my shirt is not my cell phone, but my insulin pump. The scars on my finger tips aren’t freckles, but scars from testing my blood sugar over and over each day. I am just your average teenager when it comes to school, family, and friends. But when it comes to my health, I am not so average. I face the not-so-average questions of, “Why do you have a wire hanging from your hip?”, “Do you need to go shoot up your drugs?”, and the best one yet- “You eat salad everyday. how did you get diabetes? You’re so skinny, I don’t understand!”
The Biopsychosocial model (Suls & Rothman, 2004) is one of the earliest multi-dimensional models of the health field. This model demonstrates the interaction between biological and social factors in regard to disease analysis. It displays levels above and below a person arranged from global systems at the top and genetic systems at the bottom. In the Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health, Coreil (2010) describes how the biopsychosocial is more concerned with the biological systems within the human body and pays greater attention to this interplay. In the case study, Cockerham (2013) details how social conditions act as the ultimate causes of diabetes and diabetes related fatalities in the community of East Harlem. These social