Socioeconomic status associated with diabetes

Abstract

The study focuses on one of the topics in the Health People 2020 goals, diabetes. Diabetes is a disease, which affects the ability of the body to respond to sugar in the blood. The blood may, therefore, have high or low sugar leading to type 2 and 1 diabetes respectively. The primary cause of the disease is lifestyle like smoking and physical inactivity, and therefore it affects so many people in the society who are not able to maintain a good lifestyle. In the US, the prevalence of the disease stands at 30.3 million people in 2015 with 1.5 million new cases reports. It ranks number seven in the major causes of deaths with a high-cost burden of around $ 245 billion. The prevalence and high cost of the disease treatment are the reasons why the US government included it to be among the goals addressed in the Health people 2020 plan. The federal and States governments set policies and legislation, which will enable diagnosis prevention and treatment of the disease. The key focus program is lifestyle changes in older adults at community and group levels.

Socioeconomic status associated with diabetes

The prevalence of diabetes in the US stood at 30.3 million people, 9.4 percent of the whole population or 1 person in every 10 in 2015 (Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2017). The number represents 30.2 million adults above 18 years, which is 12.2 percent of all adults. However, the prevalence increases with age where 25.2 percent of the 30.2 million were over 65 years. The incidence rate was 1.5 mil

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