This essay “Optimising health and well-being in diabetes” investigates the social impact of diabetes and suggests possible methods of treatment for such patients. Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease wherein the patient affected would have high blood sugar. The cause for such high blood sugar is to either the pancreas not producing sufficient insulin, or the cells not reacting well to the insulin that is released to the blood. The sufficient management of diabetes is important because it can extremely high (hyperglycaemia) or extremely low (hypoglycaemia) levels of blood sugar can lead to the above complications. The social impact of diabetes is also significant as the disease has already been responsible for high mortality rates worldwide, with 2007 estimates being 6% of global mortality rates. For the poorest states, the burden of diabetes is even greater as their medical care is more than they can afford. These patients are also unable to afford the additional cost of their disease, especially costs relating to complications associated with the disease. The disease also has devastating effects on families, especially in terms of lost income, increased medical costs, economic failures in businesses, and withdrawals of children from school to care for sick relatives are just some of the burdens of this disease. The implementation of measures for health improvement can help prevent the initial manifestation of the disease, and after its diagnosis, such measures can help in its effective management. Investments in the effective management of this disease can help delay its onset and also prevent the manifestation of complications (Prince, 2008). This disease can be efficiently managed through various interventions and lifestyle changes. Investments in the workplace, community, and in the patient’s life can assist in ensuring sustained interventions for the patient.
This paper analyses the existing health care practices in the field of diabetes and aims to conceptualize a plan of action for diabetes, focusing on specific details related to its efficient management. Regular monitoring as well as promoting healthy habits can reduce the number of patients greatly…
Aboriginal Community Health and Well-Being. From scholarly research, Aboriginal means the first known, or the earliest to come into existence. First used in Italy and Greece, it symbolized the native communities and the old residents, not the newcomers and intruders.
Use a range of examples to support your discussion. The Biomedical model of health is perhaps the oldest of health paradigms, where freedom from disease, pain or defect is the core focus. The physician typically inspects the patient ‘after’ the onset of an ailment and studies the pathology of disease, physiological mechanisms at play, as well as the biochemical processes.
Current strategies in health promotion challenges such a narrow concept of health and looks forth to a more comprehensive evaluation of all the factors involved in the health and well being of an individual. An understanding of these wider elements changes the direction of the primary focus of health promotion towards making available the conditions that support health and healthy behaviour.
Both authorities aim at ensuring high growth in their areas of governance. These policies, however, do not always lead to the development envisioned by the politicians as some do not endorse the concept of health and environmental well being. In the early 1980s, the government’s policies were aimed at liberalization and privatization of state controlled energy companies and dismantling the Department of Energy.
Their preschool and primary school years also mark important milestones in their development. Any gaps therefore during these years of development can sometimes seriously impair the pace and level of their development. Various initiatives have been taken by the government and education authorities in order to ensure that the educational development of these children during their primary years is managed well.
Research has been carried out that determines a cultural/behavioral or materialistic/structuralist approach to understanding the mechanisms that influence this process. Social determinants are a vast and never-ending topic that focuses on the needs and requirements of a well-versed and efficient healthcare system.
Child health and wellbeing delves in the development of a self-sufficient child while playing a key role in improving the child’s mental, physical, emotional and social well-being. This paper will emphasize on some of these key development areas and also give a general