SOC313-Social Implications of Medical Issues
December 10, 2012
Encompassing Diabetes Mellitus – Type Two
There are two forms of diabetes mellitus (DM) and my research will be focused on type 2, although some of the information could pertain to type 1. Type 1 DM is when the individual is insulin dependent whereas type 2 is non-insulin dependent. This is a basic comparison, yet type 2 individuals may take insulin. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) – Type Two encompasses complications, interventions and affected populations involving medical, psychosocial and lifestyle afflictions. II. Complications of Diabetes Mellitus – Type Two
1. “Vascular changes can contribute to myocardial infarction (heart attack) or cerebrovascular accident (stroke). Falvo (2009) p. 342.” 2. “Other complications associated with diabetes mellitus may involve changes in the nervous system. Falvo (2009) p. 344 B. Psychosocial
1. “Diabetes mellitus not only involves lifelong multifaceted management, but also has a significant impact on individual’s daily lives and failures, especially if complications arise. Falvo (2009) p. 342.” 2. “Perceived self-efficacy and planning seem to be among the best psychosocial predictors of a variety of health behaviors. Hankonen, Absetz, Haukkala, Uutela (2009) p. 160-161.” C. Lifestyle
1. “Many lifestyle changes are necessary for individuals with diabetes mellitus.
Falvo (2009) p. 343.”
III. Interventions of Diabetes Mellitus – Type Two
1. “Pharmacological intervention to treat high-risk individuals with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) to prevent type two diabetes has important medical, economic, social and human implications. DeFronzo & Abdul-Ghani (2011).” 2. “There is a lack of prospective evidence...