Controlled Diabetes and Lifestyle-Based Intervention in Southeastern Florida

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Masahir Halabi


In the current world, diabetes continues to yield stalled progress. The condition affects socio-economic arenas by increasing the mortality rate in children and adults while accounting for the high rate of absenteeism and even retirement from the workplace. The aim of this project was to examine the efficacy of adopting CGM in managing diabetes. Populations in southeastern Floridas Miami region were selected for the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. A theoretical framework, Orems Self-Care Deficit Theory, was used as a foundation from which the study would be guided while the Settler Model of Evidence-Based Practice aided in designing the steps of data collection and analysis before making inferences. Whereas 75 questionnaires were sent to the respondents, 47 responses were received. Outcomes indicated that CGM adoption in Miami is on an increasing trend but critical challenges such as poor education, unequal access to care (or treatment), low income levels, and cultural drivers continue to stall progress in addressing diabetes. Findings indicated further that CGM adoption is associated with improved patient outcomes but aspects such as community sensitization and state facilitation remain dire. The mixed outcomes necessitate a state facilitation and inclusivity to promote equal access to care, a step that is likely to benefit the multicultural zone in which ethnic minority groups such as the blacks and Hispanics continue to dominate. Overall, CGM adoption was found to depict a positive correlation with improvements in diabetic patient outcomes in Miami. Future studies may focus on the efficacy of CGM adoption in other regions of Florida, the effect of human lifestyle on the success of CGM adoption in Miami, and specific cultural drivers that continue to bar most of Miamis ethnic minority groups from incorporating CGM in their diabetes management practices. In so doing, parity in access to care is likely to be reduced while spearheading technological applications such as CGM in managing diabetes within Miami.

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Masahir Halabi. (2020). Controlled Diabetes and Lifestyle-Based Intervention in Southeastern Florida. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 01–06. Retrieved from