Social Factors That Could Influence the Success of Diabetes Management
Mar 24, 2020
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Chardae Whitner PharmD Candidate L|E|C|O|M Bradenton School of Pharmacy
Many psychological, social and neighborhood factors can negatively impact diabetes management, but there’s one thing that can cause the most harm.
Diabetes is one of the nation’s largest growing diseases and is in the top ten of the leading causes of death in the United States. Many determinants contribute to poor diabetes control outside of pharmaceutical failure. The study from Walker et al. evaluates some of the social constraints that could lead to poor management of diabetes in the elderly population.
The World Health Organization has recognized that social determinants have contributed to complications of diabetes. These social determinants that are inflicted on patients with diabetes are often categorized as socioeconomic circumstances, psychosocial factors, neighborhood environment, and political, economic, and cultural drivers....
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