Psychology and Health Issues Program Review

1743 Words Oct 14th, 2012 7 Pages
Psychology and Health Issues Program Review
Tonisha Cornish
HCA250
September 23, 2012
April Doctor-Smalls

Psychology and Health Issues Program Review
Over the years, “the importance of the mental health expert in the management of medically ill individuals has grown with the proliferation of information linking health and behavior”. (Harris & Lustman, 1998) Receiving a diagnosis such as Diabetes Mellitus has been linked to psychological disorders that affect the way an individual copes with this disorder. We will identify treatments, controlled and uncontrolled factors, and the approach used by mental health professional to help these patients replace unhealthful behaviors in the midst of emotional distress. With years of
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You must be smart about the carbs you eat. Not all carbohydrates are the same. They can be simple carbohydrates or complex carbohydrates. Diabetics should focus on incorporating complex carbs with high-fiber because they have a slow release in the blood stream. This action prevents the over production of insulin that is often caused by the consumption of simple carbohydrates. When complex carbs are incorporated, they provide lasting energy that helps diabetics to stay full longer; therefore there is a gradual release of insulin versus and abrupt release that can result in a hypoglycemic episode.
A factor that places individuals at risk for diabetes that cannot be controlled includes a person’s family history, ethnicity, gender, and age. The ‘National Diabetes Fact Sheet’ release in 2007 revealed that 23.6 million adults and children in the United States are afflicted with some kind of diabetes. After analyzing this figure, they determined that 1.6 million people over the age of 20 years and older are newly diagnosed each year. (National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2007) As we get older our body’s metabolism begins to slow down. A combination of a slower metabolism and decrease in activity add to our body weight by decreasing the amount of energy required to sustain us during inactivity. Because we often maintain the same eating habits, our body uses what it needs then begins to store excess carbs by converting them into fat
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