The Effects Of Type 2 Diabetes ( T2d )

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In an effort to reduce the economic impact of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in the United States, as well as to improve the quality of life in patients with T2D, a trillion dollar grant should be distributed amongst five categories with varying monetary allocations as such: 400 billion dollars to prevention and treatment of T2D, 200 billion dollars to the increased social awareness of T2D, 150 billion to the establishment of community health centers in various urban areas, 150 billion to further research on the biological mechanisms underlying insulin resistance in T2D, and the last 100 billion dollars to the development of better in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) monitoring and insulin delivery devices. In 2012, the total estimated cost of diabetes was…show more content…
T2D is associated with insulin resistance where the patient’s body is unable to detect insulin released from the pancreas due to various reasons, causing an increased amount of glucose to circulate in the patient’s circulatory system and impairing the functions of other cells in the body. To treat T2D in the entire nation, accurate information and adequate knowledge must be presented to patients as well as to the general population. This task requires bringing possible risk factors to light and educating everyone on the prevention of T2D. From the 400 billion dollars allocated to preventing and treating T2D, 60% of this portion ($240 billion) should be specifically targeted towards children and adolescents. From 1990 to 2005, the incidence of children and adolescents diagnosed with T2D has increased from a mere 3% to a staggering 45% in the United States. In 2013, the American Academy of Pediatrics developed an algorithm to be used as a guideline for treatment and management of T2D in children and adolescents. This article details standards that are specific to a subset of patients with T2D and relays the importance of identifying these patients as members of a different group requiring altered care and elevated attention. This 300 billion dollars would specifically be allocated to the prevention and treatment of children and adolescents in regards to T2D, specifically aiming to bring awareness as
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