Diabetes in Mississippi Living in Mississippi, it is very likely one might know at least one person with diabetes. Diabetes is becoming one of the most known diseases in Mississippi. Although almost everyone has heard about diabetes, many do not know about the history of this disease in Mississippi. Also many do not know about the high risk groups and the organizations in Mississippi. Mississippi is among twelve other states that have the most people with diabetes in the United States. In 2010, Mississippi was ranked the second highest state in the U.S.. Mississippi had 270,000 adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Because of diabetes, 926 Mississippians lost their lives in 2010. Many more live with complications of diabetes every day. (Diabetes in Mississippi) Mississippi has almost 1,600 deaths every year because of diabetes. In 2002, Mississippi’s diabetes prevalence went down to 8.6%, compared to 9.3% the year before. Also in 2002, more than 270,000 Mississippians had diabetes and one third of them were undiagnosed. (Mississippi Chronic Illness Coalition (MCIC)) Today, approximately 346,500 people in Mississippi have diabetes. But 115,000 of those people have the disease and do not even know it. (CNB Community Partners-Citizens National Bank) There are four groups of people that more likely have diabetes. These high risk groups are African-Americans, Hispanic and Latino Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. African-Americans are 77% more likely to be diagnosed than whites. It is known, one in four African-American women older than 55 has diabetes. In 2009, more than 12% African-Americans ages 20 and older have been diagnosed with this disease. In another high risk group, Hispanics are 66% more likely to have diagnosed diabetes than whites. Among Mexican-Americans, the risk is even higher, at 87%. As of 2009, more than 2 million Hispanic adults have diabetes, which is 11.8% of the adult population. American Indians and Alaska Natives are about twice more likely to have diabetes than whites. 16.1 % of American Indians and Alaska Natives 20 years or older have been diagnosed with diabetes. In Asian-Americans in 2009 the rate of diagnosed diabetes rose to 8.4% of the adult population. Also people in this group are at an 18% higher risk of being diagnosed with diabetes than whites. (Diabetes in Mississippi) Many people are unaware of the diabetes organizations that are in Mississippi. The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi is the state's premier nonprofit health organization. This organization provides research, programs and service to the 372,000 Mississippians with diabetes. 100% of the funds raised by the Foundation stay in the state. And 89 cents of every dollar raised goes towards the Foundation's charitable purposes. Mississippi State Department of Health also has a diabetes organization. This organization is called The Mississippi Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. This program has activities
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people living with diabetes in the United States. Which equals to about 8.3% of the U.S population.
The annual cost of diabetes for 2007 in United States is 218 billion dollars. Which is equal to the GDP of the state of Michigan or the country of Argentina
Diabetes can lead to serious complications and is a leading cause of death It causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.
Diabetes mellitus, or simply…
Diabetes, Diet, and Exercise
Patti Dearman Chotto
Tulane Continuing Studies
May 1, 2013
Diabetes Mellitus (also known as Sugar diabetes) is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin; it is a hormone that is needed to change sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for everyday life. As a result, the body collects extra sugar in blood and discharges sugar in urine; Accumulated sugar in the body for too long results in damage to the…
Living With Type 1 Diabetes
Living with Type 1 Diabetes
According to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults (approximately 80 people per day) are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the United States, and is one of the most costly chronic diseases (JDRF, 2013, para. 5). The more severe form of diabetes is type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes. With type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system attacks part of its own…
are presented with a man who has Type II diabetes signs and symptoms. He has recently gone through several psycho-social adjustments and is a busy professional man. A plan needs to be developed to assess, teach, and evaluate the patient’s health care needs by covering topics such as incidence, signs and symptoms, potential effects of the disease, educational needs, and challenges presented by diabetes.
The Incidence of Diabetes in the United States
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Diabetes is the primary cause of death for 71,382 americans each year. It kills more Americans every year than aids and breast cancer combined. According to the center for disease control and prevention, diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. It can cause serious health problems for anyone including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and even amputation. Diabetes can affect anyone in any age group. Today I will explain to you a little bit about what diabetes…
Diabetes Case Study
NUR427: Health and Chronic Disease Management
Instructor: Shannon Smith
Glucose, which is commonly called blood sugar, can be vital to the human body. Diabetes Mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar. In this essay, Diabetes type two as it relates to a fictional case study will be analyzed. The case study will focus on Jenna Riley, a 14-year-old female who was recently diagnosed with diabetes type two which…
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Diabetes mellitus (DM), also known as simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high…
known as Type 3 diabetes?
Do you want to recognize your children and your grandchildren as you grow older? Do you want to not get lost when you venture less than a block from home? Do you need yet another reason to cut back on junk food? If you said yes to these questions, staying away from soda, doughnuts, processed meats and fries could allow you to keep your mind intact as you grow older. Research is showing that Alzheimer’s disease could well be a form of diet-induced diabetes.