Discuss the One Social Determinant That May Impact Population-Level Diabetes Rates and Related Complications.
Nearly 177 million people worldwide are affected by dibetes melitus (DM). This is a growing health problem.
In Asia and Africa, it is expected to increase by 300 million by 2025. Uganda is also suffering from an increasing incidence of diabetes.
Doctors often prescribe anti diabetic medications. We took this random sample to study the population.
The proper diet, along with lifestyle changes that can help improve the patient’s condition (Perwitasari and Urbayatun, 2016).
Non-adherence to medication can also affect diabetic patients’ treatment and could lead to their death.
The patient’s health will be affected directly or indirectly.
Non-adherence can have a devastating effect on patient health. It is better to stick to existing treatment than to develop new conditions.
The United States has shown that those who didn’t follow proper medical treatment were more likely to suffer than those who did.
Patients are encouraged to learn about the correct medication, even though chronic disease patients may not be able to adhere to prescribed medications.
Patients are often the ones who cause Non Adherence.
These factors are often therapy-related or health care-related.
Therapy may be involved in the factors that are centered by patients (Hindawi 2011,
Patients can have a number of factors that are related to them. These include their gender, age, education, marital status, and gender. Psychological factors include the motivation, beliefs, and understanding of the patient and the prescriber, as well as the patient’s attitude, knowledge, and negative attitude.
Treatment factors include the duration of treatment, medication route and complexity, as well as side effects.
The main factors that affect healthcare are accessibility and availability of healthcare, and interactions with patients.
Many adults suffer from dibetis. They seek antihyperglycemic medication or insulin, along with good exercise and a healthy diet to manage their blood sugar levels.
The oral antihyperglymic medication (1-3) is important as it allows for long-term glycemic control.
The entire non-adherence rate for patients is usually between 9% and 80%. This includes patients with comorbidities such as hypertension and dyslipidemia.
Patients with this disease are often prescribed complex drug regimens, making it difficult to adhere.
Medication possession ratio (MPR), 80 percent, is the most common name for nonadherence.
It lowers the chance of developing microvascular and macrovascular complications.
Patients with dibetis should be aware that nonadherence to oral medication and hospitalization treatment is not well-developed.
Studies in the past have shown that there are many risk factors for non-adherence to medicines under different medical conditions.
Ethnicity, income, education, age and co-morbidity are all factors that can increase the risk of non-adherence to prescribed medication. However, this is due to variations in study designs and sample populations.
Non-adherence also includes side effects of medication.
An example of non-adherence in a Ugandan urban hospital was taken. It showed a long-term interval between visits to the facility.
This sample has shown that patients don’t understand the drug regimen and are unable to pay for the medication associated with non-adherence.
Adherence is often a key factor in the diet plan description and how to follow it (Cramer 2004).
When we look at the Uganda sample study, we find that there is a lack of literature on diabetes treatment adherence in rural areas. The population is also very poor and has less access to health care.
Aside from this, diabetes is on the rise.
It is therefore essential to address factors that influence medical adherence.
Many studies were done in developed countries, where the knowledge gaps are vast about rural adherence to diabetes treatment.
There are also factors that influence the adherence to anti-diabetic medication in eastern Uganda.
It will help guide interventions to improve adherence to medication and optimal glycemic management in rural diabetics (Delamater 2006).
These conditions in rural areas show that diabetes is on the rise due to a lack of access to healthcare. It’s imperative to address this issue so that patients with diabetes can get well.
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