From statistics to diabetic management, I learned a tremendous amount of information about type II diabetes. For instance, the most valuable information I learned from the “Type II diabetes” article is that working out makes one’s muscle tissue consume excess amounts of sugar which decrease the sugar quantity from one’s bloodstream.
Diabetes has become an epidemic in today’s society. Diabetes affects almost every system in the body, and with an estimated 346 million people in the world with diabetes, healthcare has been heavily affected by the disease (Ramasamy, Shrivastava, P., & Shrivastava, S., 2013). One of the biggest issues for healthcare workers when it comes to diabetes, is that it is such a complicated disease. With so many different systems being affected, medical professionals have had to learn how the disease process works, what causes diabetes to work through the systems, and the best treatments to address all these issues. Through much research, the healthcare system has grown very knowledgeable on diabetes. One important aspect of treating diabetes has been in the introduction of diabetic education. In the past, nurses and dieticians had been responsible for educating patients on diabetes, but now that role is also extended to other people in the healthcare team, including the patient (Tomky, 2013). In fact, patients taking an active role in the education process, including learning to self-care has now become a priority in diabetes treatment. The following paper will discuss diabetic education, the importance of self-care and how this affects a patient’s compliance.
The main goal of this analysis is to examine the trends of type 2 diabetes during 14 years and the effort of federal, state, local authority in the prevention of the condition, which is fundamental to avoid complications from type 2 diabetes, such as damage in the eyes, kidney, nerves, sexual problems, double the risks of heart attack and stroke, cancer, eating disorder, foot problems, joint and bone, brain conditions, oral health, pregnancy related complications and skin issues (Geiss, L; MacKeever, K.; Brinks, R.; Hoyer, A. & Gregg, E, 2014). The data used from 1999 -2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey on non-pregnant adult (aged 18 years) non reporting diagnosis of diabetes. The research measured case detention as the provability of finding undiagnosed type 2 diabetes among gender, race/ethnicity, education, poverty-income ratio (PIR). According with the data colleting during the study which suggested that detention of underdiagnosed type 2 diabetes among adults did not increase in the USA from 1999 to 2014. Those finding stand in contract to the impression that the medical field is not doing a good job (Geiss, L.; MacKeever, K.; Brinks, R.; Hoyer, A.; & Gregg, E. 2014).
We can and must prevent the preventable. The human and financial cost of not intervening will be far greater than the cost of intervening” (International Diabetes Federation, 2016). Basically, diabetes is preventable, it is one’s own will to have courage to fight and with the help of supporters there is no excuse in overcoming this disease. Diabetics are not alone, the American Diabetes Association provides planning meals, awareness programs, food recipes, the understanding of carbohydrates and many more supportive plans. In order to obtain a healthy lifestyle with no complications of any type of disease, it is important to dedicate at least an hour a day to physical activity. The famous writer Lieberman once said, “There’s no medicine that’s more important than exercise. Analyzes have shown, exercising is one of the most important medicines for the diabetic soul, keeping sugar and blood levels at a normal rate. In addition, carefully selecting portions of food that are consume daily. The disease itself is killing many different individuals despite economic statuses. Those who have the education and means usually take it for granted, when people in lower income countries inquire the access to reliable resources. Type II Diabetes impacts negatively on many facets of global development and economic sustainability. So it is crucial that this disease is be put in the forefront so that the global burden of Type II Diabetes be
As a patient, coping with being newly diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, can be very stressful for the patient and family members involved in the patient plan of care. The patient will have to make drastic lifestyle changes in order to be in compliance with the recommended treatment by the members of the health care team. Being a patient, making the necessary lifestyle adjustment will assist with management of the newly diagnosed illness. This essay will discuss a family member who was recently diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type II and has to take insulin. The family member is trying to gain knowledge in order to have a clear understanding of this illness. A questionnaire has been created for the family member regarding being diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. The results from the questionnaire will be discussed and further analyzed. There will be a discussion on how the patient, family and friends are accepting and their impact on the patient being diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. Finally an analysis of the care plan developed for diabetes mellitus will be discussed. The purpose of this essay is to help facilitate the patient and family members involved in the patient plan of care with education and management of diabetes mellitus.
During this phase the clinic, its staff and the community are assessed, identifying facilitating and obstructive factors. Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is recommended by various organizations and is a standard of medical care (Schreiner & Ponder, 2013). The nine key points recommended at initial diagnosis and during follow-ups are nutritional management education, physical activity recommendations, educating on medications safely and treating for maximal therapeutic effectiveness, monitoring blood glucose, preventing, detecting, and treating acute/chronic complications, personal strategies to address psychosocial issues and concerns and personal strategies to promote health and behavior change (Schreiner
There are many people in the United States who have diabetes but do not know it. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 25.8 million people are living with the disease (American Diabetes Association, 2011), and
Diabetes has recently become a focal point of health care systems around the world due to its high prevalence and the severity of secondary complications caused by the disease. Over the course of my project on diabetes, I have had the opportunity to speak with a group of diabetics to understand from a patient’s perspective how diabetes is managed in a rural community. While I found that while some patients ignored treatment and refused to make any dietary changes, the majority of the patients I interviewed were well-informed and actively managing diabetes in their everyday life.
In this research I would like to focus to the definition of Diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, I would also like to discuss the risk factors that may help to people to know if they are at risk and also I would also like to share a research regarding the risk group population, statistics and a promotion campaign that is related to type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes is associated with wide range of complications such as chronic renal failure, blindness, amputations, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and neuropathy (Alotabi, A., et al., 2016). There is no known cure for diabetes, but the disease can be controlled through health management that includes multiple perspectives of care such as medications, blood glucose monitoring, diet, nutrition, screening for long-term complications and regular physical activity (Alotabi, A., et al., 2016). Managing diabetes may be complicated and requires the knowledge and skills of both healthcare providers and the clients. Studies have shown that to prevent or delay diabetic complications due to diabetes, counseling and other lifestyle interventions are the effective therapy. Even with many policies set up for diabetes, 8.1 million Americans are undiagnosed with diabetes mellitus, and approximately 86 million Americans ages 20 and older have blood glucose levels that considerably increase their risk of developing Diabetes Mellitus in the next several years (CDC, 2015). For diabetes care to be successful there needs to be a good understanding of the disease and management by both patients and healthcare providers,
Diabetes affects nearly 30 million people in the United States and large majority of those individuals have type II diabetes (Sudhakaran &Surani, 2015). Type II diabetes affects many different organ systems and its management can be complex. As a result, having a low health literacy in addition to type II diabetes further increases its complexity (Negarandeh et al., 2013). Simple and effective educational methods are imperative to improving adherence to dietary and treatment regimens in these individuals (Negarandeh et al., 2013).
Although there are many guidelines developed by the American Diabetes Association for the self-management of diabetes in the general adult population, there is not a clear definition for the self-management of the disease as perceived by the older population living in rural areas; especially taking into account on how physiological changes at an older age affect the way the body tolerates glucose and utilization of insulin, resulting in what is viewed by the health care professional as being noncompliant is, in reality, a lack of understanding involving diabetes self-management. Therefore, the purpose of this research study is to develop a new diabetes education model which targets this population as to the best way to manage the disease, while
Diabetes is a global public health problem and has a dramatic impact on the health care system not only due to high morbidity and mortality but also due to significant total medical costs .83 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the prevalence of diabetes worldwide is 6.4 %, which varies from 10.2% in the Western Pacific to 3.6 % in the African region . The latest WHO estimate is 285 million in 2010 and has been projected to increase to 438
Diabetes has been out for thousands of years and still no cure. researchers and scientist have been searching and searching for ways to overcome this disease but nothing yet. Everyone goals are to either improve, prevent, or cure this disease. Diabetes became very known around the seventeenth century because of a high percentage of people was found with sugar in their urine and blood. Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases that affects our society worldwide. The average person in this world does not know anything about this disease. The diabetes association said “In 2013 the estimate of 328 million people had diabetes throughout the world”. Society today need to be aware of what we are up against with this disease.
Diabetes is a serious medical condition that can also be a risk factor for the development of many different diseases and conditions including dementia, heart disease, and CVA. Thus, effective management of diabetes is very important. Patient compliance can be difficult to achieve if the person affected with diabetes is not educated about the illness or treatment, has not fully accepted the diagnosis or its severity, will not change habits or believes that the prescribed treatment regime is too difficult or ineffective, has cultural beliefs conflicting with the treatment regime, experiences stressful events, lacks social support, or suffers from psychiatric issues unrelated to diabetes (Gerard, Griffin, & Fitzpatrick, 2010). As one may expect, adequate education programs are essential tools when dealing with diabetics. Solid education will provide the patient with information as well as teaching the necessary skills to manage the disorder. The primary focus of any diabetes education program must be to empower patients as a part of the multidisciplinary team. This team should be focused at integrating diabetes into the lives of the patients and this focus should be based on the decisions made by the patient, otherwise the treatment plan can be looked on as forced (Gerald et al., 2010). Every patient stricken with diabetes has the right to benefit from an education program of this type. First, basic education and facts should be administered directly following the diagnosis of