Erica’sapproach to addressing the issue of diabetes in the society startswith her expression on how serious the issue is to the currentsociety. She goes ahead to explain that type 2 diabetes is one if thefastest growing health problems in the world that need to beaddressed with great urgency. With this point, I fully agree with hersince diabetes has become the most significant problems that most ofthe people in the advanced age deal with (Austin,2013).In most cases, it comes as a result of continued consumption of fastfoods which in most cases are considered to be unhealthy. I alsoconcur with her point as she emphasizes that we should come out ashealth professionals to address the issue of diabetes in all aspectsof the society.
Inmy opinion, her argument on the fact that diabetic people shouldstick to their recommended diet and exercise on a regular basis isvalid. This is because exercising helps the diabetic patient toreduce the toxic substances in their blood system and the dietaryprescriptions will contribute to reducing the amount of unhealthyfoods that they undertake (Cradock et al., 2017). However, sheproposes that the diabetic patients to exercise on a regular basisbut does not talk about the types of exercises that they should bedoing, a description of such activities are critical in ensuring thatthey are on the right track and doing the right exercises.
Inconclusion, I think her explanation that diabetes is mostly recurrentin the society due to the difficulty in changing the behavior of thepatients concerning dietary changes and modifications in lifestyle issufficient enough to explain the reason as to why there are anincreased cases of diabetes in the society (Dasgupta et al., 2014).Therefore, Erica’s post produces enough information on how peopleshould deal with a diabetic condition. The suggestions that sheproposes are valid and have a viable explanation behind them.Therefore, her post sufficiently answers the initial requirements.
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