Managing Diabetes in Homeless Population

Managing Diabetes in Homeless Population

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  • Managing Diabetes in Homeless Population
  • Metabolic disorder. The pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body doe snot respond to insulin 
  • What exactly is diabetes?
  • 7th leading cause of death. Leading case of cardiovascular deaths.
  • More than 30 million Americans. 90-95%=type 2 diabetes 2-18% homeless diabetics
  • Polyuria polydipsia polyphagia Weight loss Non-healing wounds Infections Fatigue
  • Managing Diabetes in Homeless Population
  • Think about the signs and symptoms...
  • Imagine how it would be like to be homeless and diabetic
  • Managing Diabetes in the Homeless Population
  • Medications = money Food = money  homeless have no money...
  • Solutions: Food, medicine, exercise
  • Screen for homelessness Find community resources Provide free clinics, food stamps  Educate shelter staff
  • diabetes_2-24-19.pdf  html
  • diabetes_2-24-19.pdf  html
  • diabetes_2-24-19.pdf  html
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