Weight Loss And Its Effect On Adult Onset Diabetes

1501 WordsFeb 5, 20167 Pages
In 2012, 86 million Americans 20 years and older had prediabetes. This is an increase from 79 million in 2010 (American diabetes association, n.d.). Diabetes ranks seventh among the leading causes of deaths in the United States (Healthy people 2020, 2014). Most people do not know how deadly this disease can be. Weight loss is a primary goal towards preventing this disease. There are many companies today that introduce medications, and diet plans that promise instant weight loss. These techniques are not always effective and that can be very expensive. There is one way that is inexpensive and has been proven to reduce and control weight, exercise! Exercise is the most offered suggestion by doctors to prevent adult onset diabetes. People must become educated in health and exercise to understand how important it is to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The target population are these people that have Type 2 diabetes and people who are considered prediabetes. Prediabetes means blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes (American diabetes association, n.d.). I will focus my education on this group of people as well as those at risk for developing diabetes. Some risk factors include, being overweight, inactivity, family history, race (African Americans, Hispanics, American Indian and Asian American have higher risk), Age ( 45 year or older), high blood pressure, and high cholesterol (Mayo clinic, n.d.). My setting is
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