The prevalence of diabetes in Texas has increased 40 percent over the last decade and will continue to rise as of 2019. New onset diabetes, chronic, and children with diabetes has significant rise in hospitalization rates. COVID and its restraints of limiting physical activity, restrictions of gyms and sedentary lifestyles. Chronic diabetics who were frequent flyer hospitalizations rates increase due to poor social support, mental health and stressors increased during COVID also. This diabetes prevention program that consists of 16wks for new and current diabetics would decrease complications of diabetes such as DKA, retinopathy, nerve pain, chronic pain, AMS, amputations, increase patients’ confidence, improve mobility, lose weight, decrease blood sugar, blood sugar, cholesterol and foster independence and control over one’s life. This program supports the organizations mission “Making communities healthier” and “Ensuring fiscal responsibilities”.
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MSN Capstone Project
Stine, Ashley L., "Diabetes Prevention Program" (2021). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 176.