According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2012, 29.1 million Americans had Diabetes and 86 million Americans age 20 and older had Pre Diabetes. This course will focus on the medical challenges related to Diabetes and strategies to engage these issues with clients and medical providers in the community. Information on current pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies will be discussed and the cost of the disease. We will cover a brief overview of the physiology, epidemiology, and chronic disease implications of Diabetes and discuss topics on disease risks, health implications, societal norms, and prevention strategies. Open to PHP, Worcester MPH, online MPH-nutrition, DNP/MS nursing students until April 10th, then open to all graduate students.
Public Health and Diabetes
Monday, March 13, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017