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Creating a Data Set for Elderly Diabetic Patients

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Diabetes Database for Older Patients
A diabetes database must capture information that is directly related to the disease and some of the valuable elements include age, A1C results, skin fold, blood pressure, weight, date of first symptoms, and blood glucose level. Age of the patient is valuable because it assists in determining how old the patient is and it can also be used to determine the best cause of treatment to be used especially for diabetes. The age element will have a data type of number since age is recorded in figures. A1C results are obtained after the patient has undergone testing for diabetes. Theses element is valuable because the results will help establish if the patient is diabetic or prediabetic (Balas & Boren, 2000). A1C results are recorded in number format because the results are normally obtained in percentage. Skinfold element is used to determine if the patient has…… [Read More]

References

Balas, E. A., & Boren, S. A. (2000). Managing clinical knowledge for health care improvement. Yearbook of medical informatics 2000: Patient-centered systems.

Tomar, D., & Agarwal, S. (2013). A survey on Data Mining approaches for Healthcare. International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology, 5(5), 241-266.

Weaver, C. A., Ball, M. J., Kim, G. R., & Kiel, J. M. (2016). Healthcare information management systems. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

 


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The Efficacy of Culture Specific Interventions for Diabetic Asian Americans

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Type 2 diabetes is increasing in prevalence across the United States at a rate that cannot be explained by genetics alone. Obesity and inactivity are thought to play a strong role in the notable spike in the number of sufferers. On the other hand, genetics still plays a significant role in the likelihood of developing the disorder. As noted by Nguyen (et al. 2015) type 2 diabetes currently is present in approximately 9% of Asian Americans, with disproportionate numbers among Filipino, Pacific Islander, Japanese, and South Asian groups. Asian-Americans appear to develop type 2 diabetes at lower BMIs than those of other ethnic groups, suggesting the need for greater vigilance of patients’ weights and different clinical guidelines based upon genetic differences. According to a randomized clinical control trial of pre-diabetics (n = 3234) called the Diabetes Prevention Program, development of diabetes was reduced by 58% through a lifestyle education program,…… [Read More]

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Choi, S. E., Liu, M., Palaniappan, L. P., Wang, E. J., & Wong, N. D. (2013). Gender and ethnic differences in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among Asian subgroups in California. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 27(5), 429–435. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2013.01.002

King, G. L., McNeely, M. J., Thorpe, L. E., Mau, M. L. M., Ko, J., Liu, L. L., … Chow, E. A. (2012). Understanding and addressing unique needs of diabetes in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Diabetes Care, 35(5), 1181–1188. http://doi.org/10.2337/dc12-0210

Hsu, W. C., Araneta, M. R. G., Kanaya, A. M., Chiang, J. L., & Fujimoto, W. (2015). BMI cut points to identify at-risk Asian Americans for type 2 Diabetes Screening. Diabetes Care, 38(1), 150–158. http://doi.org/10.2337/dc14-2391

Islam, N. S., Zanowiak, J. M., Wyatt, L. C., Kavathe, R., Singh, H., Kwon, S. C., & Trinh-Shevrin, C. (2014). Diabetes prevention in the New York City Sikh Asian Indian

community: A pilot study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(5), 5462–5486. http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph110505462

Nguyen, T. H., Nguyen, T.-N., Fischer, T., Ha, W., & Tran, T. V. (2015). Type 2 diabetes among Asian Americans: Prevalence and prevention. World Journal of Diabetes, 6(4), 543–547. http://doi.org/10.4239/wjd.v6.i4.543

Nguyen, T. H., Nguyen, T.-N., Fischer, T., Ha, W., & Tran, T. V. (2015). Type 2 diabetes among Asian Americans: Prevalence and prevention. World Journal of Diabetes, 6(4), 543–547. http://doi.org/10.4239/wjd.v6.i4.543