Diabetes In African Americans

Diabetes In African Americans

TOPIC: “Diabetes in African Americans”

Create a 6-slides PowerPoint presentation for my topic. 3 slides per question. Include speaker notes and citations for each slide and create a slide at the end for References.Please make 2 reference for each question. ALL SLIDES  SHOULD BE IN ONE PAGE . TOTAL OF 7 SLIDES

Address the following:

1. Explain evidence-based approaches that can optimize health for this population. How do these approaches minimize health disparity among affected populations?

2. Present a general profile of at least one health-related organization for the selected focus topic. Present two resources, national or local, for the proposed education plan that can be utilized by the provider or the patient.

Cite at least four peer-reviewed or scholarly sources to complete this assignment. Sources should be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and public health content.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). African Americans have a higher prevalence of diabetes compared to other racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2020, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes was 13.2% among African Americans, compared to 7.5% among non-Hispanic whites. Additionally, African Americans are more likely to experience complications of diabetes, such as kidney disease, blindness, and lower extremity amputations.

The reasons for the higher prevalence of diabetes among African Americans are complex and multifactorial. Risk factors for diabetes in this population include  genetics, obesity, physical inactivity, poor diet, and social and economic factors, such as poverty and lack of access to healthcare.

Efforts to address the disparities in diabetes  involve addressing the root causes of the disease, promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviors, and increasing access to culturally appropriate healthcare and diabetes management resources. These efforts can include education and awareness campaigns, community-based interventions, and policies that support healthy environments and lifestyles.