Diabetes in Urban America Term Paper by Nicky

Diabetes in Urban America
A discussion on the prevalence of diabetes in the urban areas of the United States.
# 148520 | 1,520 words | 6 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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The paper discusses the health risks diabetes poses for patients and reveals that type 2 diabetes hits minority victims more often than the middle-class white population due to a variety of social and environmental reasons. The paper considers ways of combating the rising number of diabetics, and argues that more healthcare dollars need to be spent on diabetes education and self-help in the inner cities of America.

From the Paper:

"There are two types of diabetes, diabetes Type 1, and diabetes Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is the type of the disease that people are born with or develop early in life, and their bodies do not produce any insulin. Type 2, or "adult onset" diabetes develops over time, and the body gradually develops a resistance to insulin, which is the chemical that keeps diabetes in check. In most Type 1 cases, the patient must take insulin shots throughout their lives. In most Type 2 cases, the disease can often be controlled through managing the diet and weight loss. There is not a cure for diabetes, but it can be managed effectively. Diabetes sufferers must monitor the glucose levels in their blood frequently, and many carry monitors that they can use to test their blood levels throughout the day."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Cox, R. H., Carpenter, J. P., Bruce, F. A., Poole, K. P., & Gaylord, C. K. (2004). Characteristics of low-income African-American and Caucasian adults that Are important in self-management of Type 2 diabetes. Journal of Community Health, 29(2), 155+.
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  • McWilliams, J. M., Meara, E., Zaslavsky, A. M., Ayanian, J. Z. (2009). Differences in control of cardiovascular disease and diabetes by race, ethnicity, and education: U.S. trends from 1999 to 2006 and effects of Medicare coverage. Annals of Internal Medicine; Vol. 150 Issue 8, 505-515.

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