Diabetes Type 2 Type 2 Term Paper
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One must remember that poor coping skills would render the patient more susceptible to diabetes related complications, and also have an adverse impact on self-care. It is in order to counter this that individuals and their families are advised to undergo regular screening procedures, so that psychological and related problems could be handled at the very outset, instead of allowing them to fester, thereby putting the patient at greater risk. Anxiety, eating disorders, and depression can be some of the more serious complications created by untreated psychological traumas related to diabetes and its diagnosis. ("Psychological aspects of diabetes," 2003) Community resources can be very helpful indeed for a patient who may feel depressed and anxious; when he meets others who are like him, it would automatically help in alleviating some of these psychological symptoms that aggravate his disease. ("Community Resources for patients with diabetes," 2007)
To conclude, it must be said that type 2 diabetes may be common enough, but for the patient who has been diagnosed with the disease, it can lead to great stress and trauma. These can be alleviated to a certain extent through familial support and self-care, but all the same, drugs and non-pharmacologic treatment and
pharmacotherapy can be used in the treatment as well. Managing diabetes must be learned, and if the patient is trained in taking care of his disease after the requisite changes in diet, lifestyle and medicines, there is no reason why he cannot lead a long, full and happy healthy life.
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