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Type 2 Diabetes: A Public Health Crisis

My essay focused on public health and the issue is type 2 diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus occurs when the human body develops resistance to insulin, because the pancreas lost the ability to produce it. According to Afroz et al. (2018), diabetes “is one of the world’s most prevalent and serious non-communicable diseases. It is a leading cause of death, disability and financial loss; moreover, it is identified as a major threat to global development.” (p.1) This disorder is very prevalent in the underserved population, and because of the financial restriction placed on this population, the disorders usually goes unmanaged resulting in macrovascular and microvascular complications such as, strokes and heart attacks. These complications usually results in the underserved population seeking help from the emergency rooms, which places a financial burden on the healthcare system such as Medicaid. Therefore, as type 2 diabetes becomes prevalent with those in the underserved population resulting in increased morbidity and mortality rates, there is a financial burden placed on the healthcare system.

This topic is important because of the serious implication it places on the human health and the healthcare system. Public health is about preventing diseases and prolonging life, and this disorders threatens this concept, in 2015, the “seventh leading cause of death” was diabetes with an estimate of “79,535” to “252,806” death certificates. (“National Diabetes Statistics Report,” 2017, p.10) Therefore, it is important to focus on the disorder and start finding ways to solve the issues.


Afroz, A. (2018). Cost-of-illness of type 2 diabetes mellitus in low and lower-middle income countries: a systematic review. BMC Health Services Research [BMC Health Serv Res], 18(1), 972. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3772-8

National Diabetes Statistics Report. (2017). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics-repor…

Respond to the bold paragraph ABOVE by using one of the option below… in APA format with At least one reference….. .(The List of References should not be included in the word count.)

Ask a probing question.

Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.

Offer and support an opinion.

Validate an idea with your own experience.

Make a suggestion.

Expand on your colleague’s posting.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the word/page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.