Diabetes Population Health Research and PICOT Statement
There exist public health problems that affects different populations around the world for example, the issue of Malaria which majorly affects children under the age of five and diseases such as high blood pressure and kidney failure are common among older adults. Diabetes, which occurs as a result of insulin failing to control the blood sugar level, is one of the public health issues that affects a greater population in America (Rowley, et al., 2017). Despite diabetes being a problem in the country, evaluating it and constructing a PICOT statement adhering to the effects that nursing science, health determinants, and epidemiologic, genetic and genomic has on management of the disease, solutions to reduce the great numbers can be found.
To start, diabetes is a worldwide problem and in the U.S, over 10.5% of the population which translates to 35 million have diabetes. It is alarming that over 100 million people in the U.S might be diabetic since not everyone tests for diabetes (Rowley, et al., 2017). The people who are majorly affected by diabetes are those aged 45 to 65 years (Rowley, et al., 2017). The obese and overweight are also at a high risk of diabetes. Health concerns of diabetic people include the risk of getting eye damage, getting cardio vascular disease, skin disease and Alzheimer’. The above health concerns are serious and that is why there is the need to solve the problem of diabetes.
Further, nursing science also has an impact on diabetes. Nurses have the role to educate patients on possible preventive measures of diabetes, proper diet and what to do to control their blood sugar levels. Also, diabetes is said to be a genetic disease thus if one has history of diabetes in the family, one should be cautious and