Health Essay

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Immigrant Minority Health:
Disparities in Self-Reported Diabetes Mellitus among Arab, Chaldean, and Black Americans in Southeast Michigan. Hikmet Jamil, Monty Fakhouri, Florence Dallo, Thomas Templin, Radwan Khoury, Haifa Fakhouri Wayne State University, University of Texas

Immigrant Minority Health: Disparities in Self-Reported Diabetes Mellitus among Arab, Chaldean, and Black Americans in Southeast Michigan Abstract This study shows a disproportionately amount of minorities are affected by diabetes mellitus in
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Obesity is thought to be the primary cause of type two diabetes in people predisposed to the disease. Studies show increases in type 2 diabetes in the last 50 years. This study took place in the southeast region of Michigan ranging from 18 years and older. The study was performed in the year 2005 for a period of three months through the Wayne State University.

Introduction
Studies show that diabetes mellitus has many under lying side effects or diseases related to being obese, like coronary disease (CHF); a condition in which the heart can’t pump enough blood to the body’s other organs. Peripheral vascular disease twisted, enlarged veins that mostly affects the lower body because of pressuring the veins. A blood clot blockage, pulmonary arteries becoming block, a part of the branch of arteries block by fat and from a decrease in respiration amniotic fluids and clumped cells has an effect on breathing. The list is large showing the results of obesity. Coronary heart disease is one of the more prevalent risk factors. Many are misdiagnosed of not having diabetes because whites are from a European origin making the whites a reference base group for other ethnic groups in this research. In the low self-reported community, one must know the signs and symptoms to first properly report it to the primary care physician. In undertaking the research, we

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