The Cost Of Diagnosis And Treatment Keeps Increasing Annually

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Return on Investment The cost of diagnosis and treatment keeps increasing annually. According to ADA, the total economic cost of diabetes in 2012 was $245 billion, a 41 percent increase from previous estimate of $175 billion in 2007.” With the proposed intervention, the use of prescription medications to treat complication of diabetes, which is 18 percent of the total cost, could be reduced. Furthermore, patient absence from work would be reduced. It will reserve or reduced the $ 2.7 billion lost. Also the better serum glucose is controlled, the less the patient utilized insulin as a mainstay treatment.
Educational Needs Patients. Once diagnosed with T2DM patients would be taught ways to lead a healthy lifestyle. The modification would include exercising 30 minutes three to four times a week. Patients would be advice to be physically active. The nurse and the CDE would also encourage patients to go for walks after breakfast and dinner when the blood glucose levels are rising. After the intervention, patients would also be educated on meal plans that are healthy and could help prevent complications. According to ADA, it is significant to use a diabetes meal plan that tell you how much and what kind of food to eat. Some of the meal planning tools suggested by the ADA include the plate method, carb counting, and glycemic index. The right meal plan will help improve blood glucose, lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Family. The family of the newly diagnosed patients should…

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