Purpose: Comment the Discussion (Class 505 Unit 4 Comment 2)

Thing to Remember:

Answer this discussion with opinions/ideas creatively and clearly. Supports post using several outside, peer-reviewed sources.

1 References, find resources that are 5 years or less

No errors with APA format 6 Edition

To Comment:

There are many things that will factoring in on people’s health. “The range of personal, social, economic, and environmental factors that influence health status are known as determinants of health” (Determinants of Health, 2017). When taken care of patients’, clinicians must treat the patient which is dependent on the patient and what they feel is important.

Diabetes affects “more than 29 million people” (Diabetes Latest, 2014). Medication, treatment and time away from work cause estimated 245 billion dollars. Diabetes not only costly to the patient which some people may not be able to afford but, it puts the patients at higher risk strokes, heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and loss of appendages (Diabetes Latest, 2014). Things that clinicians should consider before marking someone as a person non-compliant with treatment is what factors that may be influence this such as cost of treatment, cultural beliefs, do they have access to treatment or possible education on the disease. These are just some of the determinants that they affect patients being successful on treatment for diabetes.

According to the American Diabetes Association, 15.1% of American Indians and Alaskan Natives (Statistics About Diabetes, 2017). Determinants with cultures can be their beliefs or access to medical treatment. Native American healing believe in the natural world and keeping in harmony with nature to stay healthy and their beliefs change depending on their tribes’ beliefs (Native American/Alaska Native Traditional Healing, 2014). It is extremely vital that clinician know who they are treating and what the patient expects. No treatment will be successful unless the clinician does not incorporate the patient’s beliefs.

References
Determinants of Health. (2017, August 24). Retrieved 2017, from Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/foundation-health-measures/Determinants-of-Health

Diabetes Latest. (2014, June 17). Retrieved 2017, from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/features/diabetesfactsheet/

Native American/Alaska Native Traditional Healing. (2014, April 21). Retrieved 2017, from aidsinfonet.org: http://www.aidsinfonet.org/fact_sheets/view/708

Statistics About Diabetes. (2017, July 19). Retrieved 2017, from American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/?loc=db-slabnav