Contemporary Issues of Diabetes Assignment

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Contemporary issue-Diabetes
Executive SummaryDiabetes Mellitus, which is generally referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolicdisorders. In this state, blood sugar levels tend to rise over a prolonged period. Common acutecomplications that are related to it include hyperglycaemic state, diabetic ketoacidosis or death aswell. People with high blood sugar level can have poor flow of blood in the endings of the nerveof the body. It leads to slow healing of sores and one can experience severe and unbearable painas well. There are around 175 million people who are left undiagnosed and have higher chancesthat they are suffering from type 2 diabetes. Standard one of NHS states regarding developing,implementing ang monitoring strategies that can help in reducing the overall risk of developmentof type 2 diabetes as a whole. The recommendation related to it isMedical institution must takehigh initiatives for promoting the usage of assessments by medical staff and improving thetreatment decisions.
Table of ContentsBACKGROUND..................................................................................................................................3ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS.............................................................................................................3Reasons of diabetes being a contemporary issue in UK..............................................................3Key issues related to diabetes......................................................................................................4Statistics related to diabetes prevailing in UK.............................................................................5Chronological and geographical implications related to diabetes...............................................6Government legislations related to diabetes................................................................................7Application of theories to analyse diabetes.................................................................................8CONCLUSION....................................................................................................................................9RECOMMENDATIONS.....................................................................................................................9REFERENCES...................................................................................................................................11
BACKGROUNDDiabetes is considered to be non-curable disease which takes place due to inability ofpancreas to produce adequate amount of insulin that is required by the body. Research states thatthere is constant increase in the number of people suffering from diabetes in UK and hence it isimportant to take corrective actions that can mitigate or reduce this growth. The report discusesregarding various reasons contributing to make diabetes a contemporary issue in UK. It alsoascertains key issues that are directly or indirectly linked to diabetes. In the end, a discussion willbe made regarding chronological and geographical implications related to diabetes andGovernment legislations related to diabetesANALYSIS AND FINDINGSReasons of diabetes being a contemporary issue in UKDiabetes Mellitus, which is generally referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolicdisorders. In this state, blood sugar levels tend to rise over a prolonged period. Commonsymptoms that are related to diabetes are, frequent urination, increase in thirst and increasedhunger (Fitzpatrick, Bulsara and Zheng, 2017). Diabetes tend to occur either due to pancreas notable to produce adequate insulin or cells and tissues, present in the body, that are not able torespond properly with respect to the insulin being produced by it. Prevention and treatment of thesame include maintaining healthy diet, normal body weight, regular physical exercise and avoidusing tobacco.There are various complications that are clearly aligned to diabetes, if it is left untreated fora prolonged period. Common acute complications that are related to it include hyperglycaemicstate, diabetic ketoacidosis or death as well. Other serious complications related to it areincluding stroke, cardiovascular disease, foot ulcers, chronic kidney diseases and cataract in eyesleading to partial or complete blindness in the patients.Diabetes is a contemporary issue due its nature of being non-curable. It is a serious, costly,common yet manageable disease. An array of health subjects is faced by people suffering fromdiabetes. The disease has been increasing the ill health burden on the country where maximumpeople, due to their ineffective lifestyle, tend to suffer from diabetes type 2. It is increased due toamplified weight. Although, other factors, such as ethnicity, family history and age alsocontribute to their maximum, to increase the risk factor of the disease (Haas and et.al., 2012).4
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