Essay about High Prices of Healthy Foods Prevents Control of Diabetes

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Most of the individuals living with Type 2 Diabetes in these low income areas know they have to eat healthier foods in order to control the illness and reduce the risk of getting worse, but they are often confounded by the distance they had to travel in order to buy the healthier foods from the health market, unaffordable prices of buying a healthier nutritious food, and the means of travel to get to the market. Chaufan, Davis, & Constantino (2011), noted that disproportionate risk is caused by living conditions, because living conditions are not natural facts but rather the product of policy decision distributing societal benefits and burdens. The prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes health and lifestyle education programs can be useful in …show more content…

The literature review found that the results of type 2 Diabetes among low income individuals seem to be relatively low than previous studies. Even though people reported having twice as much risk of chronic illnesses the number of people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes was insignificant accounting for 95% CI below poverty line 0.6 (0.5,0.7) (Bhojani et al., 2013). In this case it may be that more people remain undiagnosed than those who self-report in the surveys.
The burden of Type diabetes is much higher in ethnic minorities than for whites (CDC, 2011). Those of which include Latino and African American ethnicities. According to Lemon, Rosal, & Welch (2011), Latinos have a higher rate of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus rates than Caucasian because of socioeconomic status, education, health beliefs, family/relationship, and gender role expectations. The majority of this literature review was women and most of which had less than 8 years of education, with the average income of less than $10,000 annually (Lemon, Rosal, & Welch, 2011). Both of these factors which contribute to the risk of prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes. Several factors including language, literacy, and culture and values all are important in addressing the risk factors in low-income Spanish speaking individuals’ quality of life and risk of chronic disease.
Similarly Lee et al., (2011), noted that risk factors of Diabetes include

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