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Diabetes has been a growing problem for many years among adults in the United States. There is a growing number of Hispanic being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Hispanic people are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic people (American 2013). Type 2 diabetes, in Hispanic should be addressed because the disease can be prevented. This disease can lead to number of medical problems if it goes untreated or if significant life style changes aren’t made.
People with Type Two diabetes do not have symptoms at first. Some symptoms are excessive thirst, blurry v... ... middle of paper ... ...these changed include lifestyle changes and medicines. Some of the top things you can do to help prevent diabetes keeping your weight under control, exercising more, easting a healthier diet and not smoking. Type 2 diabetes is a well-known disease which is a chronic illness when the body's insulin does not operate right. This is a very common disease that affects many Americans in the Unites States.
As Type 2 diabetes imposes a huge burden on the public’s health, structured lifestyle programmes that include reducing daily calorie intake, increased physical activity, helping patients to lose weight and understand their medications can be used by nurses and other healthcare professionals to help control this public health issue (Green, Brancati and Albright, 2012). Effective management is vital in reducing morbidity in relation to diabetes and therefore primary prevention is a strategy used in order to do this (Green, Brancati and Albright, 2012). Randomised control trials (RCTs) have consistently shown that lifestyle modifications, such as caloric reduction and increased physical activity, lead to patients losing weight modestly and thus reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes in adults, who are at high risk by 50-70% (Klein et al., 2004). In addition to the lifestyle changes that are needed in primary prevention, secondary prevention is where the diabetic complications are prevented by optimising glycaemic control and the treatment or prevention of co-existing risk factors (Dornhorst and Merrin, 1994). Tertiary prevention is the early detection and treatment of diabetic complications.
Diabetes can occur in anyone. However, people who have close relatives with the disease are somewhat more likely to develop it. The risk of getting diabetes also increases as people grow older. People who are over 40 and overweight are more likely to get diabetes. So are people of African-American, Hispanic or Asian heritage.