The causes of diabetes vary, but the most important risk factors: unhealthy diet, obesity and physical inactivity (2). World health organization (WHO) concluded that risk factors are associated with chronic diseases; hence are the challenges of the century of
In reality, nobody should know better than ourselves what is happening in our own body. When we care about ourselves, we become aware of many signs that we didn’t notice before. It is the beginning of our studies of diabetes self management, and as time and experiences go, we do become
Background: 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. In recent years, Diabetes has affect approximately 18 million people which is about 9% of the population in the United States. In addition, 13 million people have diabetes and which is unknown to people.
Diabetes is three times more common than 20 years ago. Mortality, even with the increase in incidence and prevalence the mortality rates have remained reasonably unchanged. Diabetes is the 8th leading specific cause of death for both males and females accounting for 1,923 deaths or 2.7% of all deaths in males, and 1,887, or 2.8%of deaths in females. Diabetes is also a contributing cause of death in about 10% of all deaths for both males and females. The trends in death rates of diabetes as the underlying cause increased from 15.8 to 16.5 per 100,000 between 1980 and 2007.
Treatment goals should take into account patients preferences, as well as social situation, cultural factors, diabetes complications and life expectancy (4, 12, 13). Considering the above, good communication with primary health care provider could facilitate empowerment, which is a process that patients need to engage in for themselves(13, 14), but it is facilitated primarily by physicians, because of that, it is necessary that general physicians feel comfortable to encourage patients toward healthy lifestyle changes and to seek support from other health care professionals such dietitians, physiotherapists, psychologist and nurses trained in diabetes
DIABETES TYPE 2 IS A MAJOR CONCERN IN THE CLAYTON AND FULTON COUNTY AMONG BLACKS AND HISPANICS AGES 65-75 IN RECENT YEARS. ACCORDING TO THE COUNTY REPORT, THERE IS AN AVERAGE OF 4-5 CASES REPORTED MONTHLY AND ABOUT 45-60 CASES YEARLY FROM 2005-2014. DUE TO MY INVOLVEMENT THIS YEAR AND MY CLASSES WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ATTRACT THE ATTENTION OF THE CLAYTON BOARD OF HEALTH (CCBOH). UNLIKE YEARS PASSED THESE PARTICIPANTS DID NOT HAVE ANY TYPE OF SCREENING AND WAS NOT AWARE OF ANY CLINICS IN THE AREA OFFERING ANY TESTING FOR TYPE II DIABETES.
Diabetes 1 has two pick ages when it occurs. The first peak age is in children between 4 and 7years old. Second – 10 to 14 years old while diabetes 2 tends to occur in people over 45 years old. How bad can diabetes effect on human’s health?
For PYC-652 Advanced Health Assessment, my clinical site will be the Richard A. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center. This site is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. I will be working with a nurse practitioner who works in one of the primary care clinics located at the hospital. According to my preceptor, the four most common diagnoses she encounters is type II diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and chronic kidney disease.
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?
Background: 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.
I became very sure of my quest to become a public health professional during my National youth service Corps (NYSC) year in my home country Nigeria. I had the opportunity of working as a medical officer in the very remote village healthcare setting. During my service year with the NYSC, I discovered that minor ailments, usually from infections, and some with fatal consequences, could have been prevented and many lives saved if it were not for the fact that those effected believed that the illnesses were evil spiritual afflictions or resulted from a curse by God. I was especially struck by the sight of a young child at the Children's emmergency ward with severe heel burns resulting from the superstitious belief that febrile convulsion was caused
Another issue that may arise, is the cost of these screenings, and how long it will take to see claims go down. Employers would need to pay for these screenings, and they may not see the benefit for quite some time. The goal of this essay is to persuade people to become educated about their health, and to take action to lead a healthier lifestyle. In order to be successful, this essay need to convince the reader that taking a health screening is a safe and effective way to learn about their health, and to save