Diabetes Millitus Patients within Minority Communities. Cultural and Lifestyle Influences

by Mercy Njiru
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Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Publication Date: July 26, 2016

ISBN: 9783668151376

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Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2014 in the subject Medicine - Diagnostics, grade: B+, , language: English, abstract: The aim of this research is to find out the cultural and lifestyle influences on health of diabetes patients within minority communities. The number of individuals belonging to minority communities is the US is increasing, and most of these communities are more susceptible to diabetes mellitus than other but majority populations. This could be because of genetic preference for diabetes mellitus and because of an unbalanced access to adequate healthcare. Therefore, understanding various cultural views is essential in providing healthcare for individuals in the minority communities within the US. This paper achieves its objectives by examining 1) background research on the topic including statistics of diabetes mellitus among specific populations; 2) risk factors of diabetes mellitus amongst minority groups; 3) impact of cultural perceptions and lifestyle on diabetes mellitus care, and; 4) ways of reducing racial disparities in diabetes mellitus care. This proposed research ends with conclusions and recommendations on the topic.

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