Hindrances Case Study
A. My interviewee thinks that society has become more aware of the disease itself and barriers or problems are becoming easier to overcome. However, Bob feels a little limited when he sees his friends doing things socially that he cannot participate in. He used to have a very active social lifestyle which has had to be markedly cut back because of the illness.
Q. Do you receive support from an agency, organization, or group that you can say has benefited you in any way?
A. In the beginning, Bob received much support from an endocrine specialists’ center. They provided medical support and dietary guidance. Diabetics must monitor …show more content…
Dealing with physical consequences of this illness, as well as mental and emotional implications, requires good, healthy coping strategies that will help an individual to adapt. Bob was able to manage the difficulties of treatment and lifestyle changes because of his attitude. Even thought at first he struggled with acceptance, eventually he stopped fighting the disease and started to learn how to control it. He believed that with his will power, proactive coping strategies, and the confidence in his abilities, he would be able to manage his condition successfully. He knew that him and only him who was responsible for adhering to the diet and medication regimen. He was also grateful for the support he received and still receives from his family. It was tough, it was emotional, but they always stood by his side. His wife and children encouraged him to fight, to accept the changes, to stay positive even when facing adversity in life. He also realized that it became easier to live with diabetics once he accepted it and named it what it really was: the chronic and progressive illness and still has no cure. When he was diagnosed, he perceived his condition as a punishment, as a monster, a curse, an evil, a plague. Facing reality, not giving up, having hope and self-confidence, a positive attitude, supportive family and friends, a good doctor, sticking to your diet, healthy coping skills, trying to find good in bad, future-oriented …show more content…
Researchers report that type 2 diabetes is increasing among Americans at an alarming pace, and 40% of Americans now expected to develop type 2 diabetes during lifetime. What are your thoughts on that? In your opinion, what are the reasons for such high rates and terrifying statistics?
A. Bob suggested that the increased availability of fast foods and processed foods, lack of exercise, and obesity might be contributing to the alarming increase in cases of type 2 diabetes. Society should be more physically active and return to a low-carb, high in fiber diet. Making those lifestyle changes could prevent or delay onset of diabetes type 2. Unfortunately, many people do not want transform their lives, even those who at risk of developing this illness.
Q. If you had some advice to give to someone with your condition what would you tell