I will never forget the day my life was changed forever; the day I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. In the matter of 24 hours, I was taught how to calculate carbohydrates, check my blood sugar, and give myself insulin shots. Among learning how to act as my own pancreas, I was told I could do anything I could have before my diagnoses. I took this statement to heart and never let diabetes stop me from reaching my goals.
The author, Smith-Morris is a researcher and associate Professor who closely studied the correlation between the Pima and diabetes. For this research, she used oral interviews and close observation of the community by living in the community for a decade.
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.
Diabetes is on the rise and is becoming a major health issue in Australia. It can be hard to determine the extent of diabetes as there is an estimated large number of cases that remain undiagnosed. Approximately 275 adults in Australia develop diabetes every day that means more than 100,000 annually. This equates to 8 adults in every 1,000. Over five years, people with previously known the incidence of diabetes has raised significantly over the past 20 years. In 2007–08, 898 800 people or 4.1 per cent of the Australian population reported that they had medically diagnosed diabetes. The rate for diabetes was higher for males than females in most age groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have one of the highest prevalence rates
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?
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.
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
But let's not con ourselves, they would still have needed to take care of the basics, which have not changed since diabetes was first regarded as a disease. If you too want to treat diabetes too, your starting points should be the just the same as ever -
Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Adults with diabetes have increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Combined with reduced blood flow, neuropathy (nerve damage) in the feet increases the chance of foot ulcers, infection and eventual need for limb amputation. Diabetic retinopathy is an important cause of blindness, and occurs as a result of long-term accumulated damage to the small blood vessels in the retina. 2.6% of global blindness can be attributed to diabetes, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention