Diabetes and Healthcare Essay

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| Compare the incidences of diabetes within each region of the U.S. for the past year and identify which state has the highest burden of this disease. Ninety to ninety-five percent of diabetes cases are Type 2 Diabetes (adult onset) and type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent) diabetes is five percent of the entire population diagnosed with the disease. In the United States diabetes affects an approximation of 25.8 million people which is 8.3 percent of the population (Region, 2011). There are II paths in which the highest rates of diabetes are the highest. One path is Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia and the second path includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. The diabetes epidemic is rising in the south which is causing what a researchers belt. The belt also touches North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. States included in the belt had an increase of diabetes by 11.7 percent, which is high compared to the rest of the country with an 8.8 percent rate (Diabetes, 2011). There are also certain crops in other states with a high rate which include Oklahoma, Michigan, Arizona and North and South Dakota. The southeast region of the Unites States will continue to hold the highest rates of the percentage of the population who have diabetes compared to the rest of the United States. The north and west have much lower rates along with most of the central region which is due to different lifestyle choices. In the past year the state with the highest rate of Type II Diabetes is Alabama at an 11.1 percent rate. Tennessee has the highest rate of people who have had pre diabetes with 10.2 percent, the highest in the nation. The diabetes belt including the 15 states is the region where most incidences of diabetes is most of the population mainly caused by life style choices. Analyze and explain the
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