Reducing the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the population
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Reducing the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the population
In the current years, diabetes has increased among the US and world population making one of the major causes of death globally. A research about the US found out that in 2012, 9.3% equivalent to 29.1 million people was suffering from diabetes. Washington alone had case of approximately 425,000 residents being diagnosed diabetes while 172,000 had not been diagnosed diabetes, and 1.8 million. As result, healthcare policymakers, researchers and scholars has been busy analyzing situations and factors strategies which can use used mitigate the spread of this disease among populace. The most common strategy proposed by these professionals the reduction of the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the population. Therefore, this paper will conduct SWOT analysis to determine the effectiveness of the strategy.
- Education of patients is less expensive for health sector-Educating large group in form focus group accommodates large population. This type of education is less expensive compared to educating a single patient in that few resources such as finance and personnel are needed.
- The proposed initiative is less expensive for the patient- informed people can eat health foods, keep away from cigarettes hence reducing personal health care cost.
- Education is effective in impacting knowledge about diabetes- education of patients is effective because the knowledge sticks in their mind and can use it to stop the spread of the disease. Education is provided by qualified healthcare professionals therefore effective.
- Worksite Programs is effective in reducing new cases of diabetes the employed people and among people in the age of 20 years. Most up in the job market are in the age of 20 years and above. The research has depicted that 86 million Americans in the age of 20 and above had prediabetes in 2012. If not contained, people with in prediabetes are likely to get type 2 diabetes. Therefore, worksite Programs can help this young adult reduce the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes.
- The proposed initiative is sustainable. Education and awareness of healthy eating is sustainable in that the patients and community can use the knowledge for practical for many years.
- Screening of the lipid disorders is an efficient procedure in knowing the cholesterol level in the body. In this way, one can avoid contracting diabetes by stating health eating and physical exercise.
- There percentage of educated people are high in the US hence education about diabetes is likely to successful.
- The US is economically strong stable and put more financial resources on healthcare. The US is the largest economy in the world hence it has high income. The citizens also have high income hence can prioritize on Pre-diabetic screening and lipid disorder screening. Furthermore, the government put more funds on healthcare thus it can sustain education and awareness diabetes.
- The population growth in the US and other countries makes education and awareness expensive. Increase in population means the government needs to allocate more financial and human resources for education which is much expensive.
- Research has found out the ratio of healthcare professional to population is quite small. The US and most countries of the world have few healthcare experts hence education may not cover everyone.
- People with low income are not likely to go for lipid disorder screening. The studies show that people of low income are more likely to contract diabetes. In 2015, up 13.5 percent of US population had low income.
- While many educated people in the US; there are many uneducated people in developing countries. It means education about reduction of new cases of diagnosed diabetes might not be 100 percent correct. Research shows that people with low education levels are likely to get diabetes.
- Competition between public and private hospital threatens education of patients. Private hospital normally wants to make profits from diabetic patients. Therefore, they may not encourage education and awareness on how to reduce new case of diabetic diagnosis. This is different with public hospital which is committed to reduce rates of diabetes in the country so as to reduce the costs on healthcare.
- Presence of several hospitals particularly privates lowers the cost of screen and diagnostic making it easy for many people to prevent development of diabetes in their bodies.
- Partnership with private sector. In most case both public and private hospitals are committed providing efficient healthcare. The need to fulfill this goal creates a platform for these two sectors to create partnership. For instance, in case where there little public hospital to offer the needed service; patient of potential patient can visit private for the same.
- The increase in public and private hospitals in US and other countries creates opportunity for people to check and give advice on preventing diabetes.
- Advancement of Technology. Felix (2014) has found out that technology play a crucial role in healthcare. Technology improves chances of diagnosing prediabetes making it possible to prevent a patient from developing type 2 diabetes. Internet technologies such social media can also be used to educate a large number of people on factor that leads to diabetes such cholesterol, weight and blood pressure management.
- There are several ways of reducing new cases of diagnosed diabetes. Several strategies have been discovered and integrated with the technique of reducing the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the population, and they include education of patients on healthy eating, educating patients on stopping smoking, physical exercise and pre-diabetic screening. Other strategies comprise of enhancing glycemic managing among patients with diabetes, screen of lipid disorder and early diagnosis of people with prediabetes.
- Reducing death from 74.0 to 66 deaths per 100,000 populations.
- Economic volatility. Economic volatility leads to reduction in level of income. Many people are likely to contract diabetes because they will not afford to go for lipid disorder screening and pre-diabetic screening. In fact, the research has demonstrated that people with lower income have high chances of getting diabetes. This is attributed to the fact that they cannot effective healthcare and healthy eating.
- Increase in number of older people. Increase in number of older people in the US and other countries like UK threatens education, obesity prevention and management, pre-diabetic screening and screening for the lipid disorders in order people. A study by Felix (2013) found of that chances of getting diabetes increase with age. Most of the older people are not able to do physical exercise due to their age or lack of facilities within their reach. Similarly, there is a perception that an aging comes with disease so there is no need for checking on their health for prevention of diseases. In, addition, older people are not economically stable to pay for proper healthcare. As such, there may not go for screening for diabetes.
- New developing diseases which can cause diabetes. There are other developing complication which cause diabetes and may not be discovered during pre diabetic screening and lipid disorder screening.
In conclusion, the paper has established that diabetes is one of the major causes of death in United States and UK. In 2012, the study found out that the US alone 9.3% of its population suffering from diabetes. This research also found out that different demographic segments have different level of diabetes. Older people with over 65 years are likely to contract diabetes. Similarly, people with low education and low income level are at risk of developing this disease As such, the paper proposed reduction the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the population as the most effective policy in mitigating this disease. The policy has several strengths and weaknesses in equal measures. Therefore, the government must maximize on the strengths to minimize the identified weakness which might affect its implementation.
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