Wk 3 PH. Consider Primary and Secondary Prevention

Wk3 PH. Consider Primary and Secondary Prevention

Wk3 PH. Consider Primary and Secondary Prevention

Thepopulation of interest includes diabetic individuals or those at riskof getting diabetes. This population can undergo two types ofprevention depending on the stage of the disease. There is theprimary prevention that occurs before any evidence of the disease isestablished and then there is the secondary prevention, which occursafter the development of islet autoantibodies.

WhatI know about the Group and Contact Person

Inregards to the group of diabetic patients, I am aware that preventionis the best method as the disease is non-curable and often leadstomultiple complications in life. While contacting a healthprofessional who deals with the issue, it emerged that the diseaseoccurs as a result of high glucose levels in the human blood (Naci etal., 2013). Having the best prevention method is ideal in curbing thedisease.

Gapin Care

Acritical gap towards addressing the diabetic issue is understandingthe stage of the disease. Diabetes can be at primary stages and itwill require primary interventions and can also be at secondarystages which will require secondary interventions (Swift et al.,2013). Often, most individuals who suffer from this disease are neverenlightened or aware of the stage of the disease. Owing to this,there is a need to bridge the gap by creating more awareness so thatindividuals can address the problem on time(Tomé‐Carneiroet al., 2013). For primary prevention techniques, individuals getcare given that they are at risk of getting diabetes (Skyler, 2013).In this stage, individuals are taught about the risks of developingdiabetes, the preventive measures, and the healthy lifestyle changes.At secondary stage, individuals are already diagnosed with diabetes.The measures that are considered at this stage are to help in theprevention of the worsening effects of diabetes (Rabar et al., 2014).Therefore, there is need for individuals to go for checkup regularlyto help them know the stage in which they are.


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