Diabetes As A Public Health Issue Among South Asians Essay

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Diabetes as a public health issue among south Asians This essay aims to identify diabetes as a public health issue, and to facilitate the discussion in the delivery of health promotion, the health risk of type 2 diabetes among south Asians from the Indian subcontinent in the UK will be discussed. This essay will use epidemiological data to demonstrate the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among South Asians in the UK, and also the determinants of health affecting this population. National policies and health promotion approaches will be explored in relation to type 2 diabetes among south Asians in the UK and how these influence the role of the nurse in health promotion. The barriers of health promotion will also be identified along with ways in which they can be overcome by the nurse. The World Health Organisation (WHO, 2003) defines health as a state of undamaged physical, mental and social well-being and not purely the absence of illness or disease. Nevertheless, the health of an individual, community or population at large is determined by various determinants of health, including education, income, employment and shelter. The community of south Asians comprises a heterogeneous group of people from Indian subcontinent which consists of Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans and Bangladeshi. According to the 2011 UK Census, there were approximately 3.3 million South Asians in UK representing around 5.3% of total population Those of the Indian origin
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