Health Literacy Interventions And Its Impact On Diabetic Patient Health

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Diabetes mellitus is a major public health problem in the US. High diabetic prevalence rates and negative health outcomes were linked with lack of health literacy among the population. Health literacy is necessary to create awareness and improve self management skills among the patients. This will help prevent diabetes and delay the complications associated with it through educated care choices and self management ability. This research focuses on health literacy interventions and their impact on diabetic patient health outcomes. Firstly, this section of the paper discusses details about diabetes in terms of how it is caused, the symptoms, the types, statistics, and costs of care, complications, and diabetic facilities in Colorado and then provides explanation on health literacy and discusses the impact of different kinds of health literacy interventions on health outcomes among diabetes patients.
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder resulting from defective production or action of a pancreatic hormone called insulin (American Diabetes Association 2010). The function of insulin is to control glucose metabolism and balance its level in the blood. According to the body needs, insulin transports blood glucose into the cells for energy and cellular activities (American Diabetes Association 2010). In diabetes, due to failure of insulin action, the glucose remains in the blood and does not get into the cells. As a result, diabetes mellitus
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