Credibility and Limitations
Resource Full Name: Centre for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Resource Sponsor: by the Office of
Financial Resources (OFR).
Producer of the Resource: The
resource is produced, and the website maintained by the Office of Financial
Purpose or Mission of the Resource:
To protect American people against safety and security threats. It increases the
nation’s health security through protecting lives and saving people from health
dangers. The mission of the resource is to treat individuals with respect,
dignity, and honesty. In addition, it strives to offer an environment for
personal and intellectual growth and act as a diligent steward for the funds
allocated to the agency.
Target Audience: The target
audience is all the medical practitioners and research bodies all over the
Creation of the Resource: The
resource was created on November 27, 2017
Units of Geographic Analysis: Geographic unit consists both local, national, and
international agencies. Data is available on each geographic level.
Population or Demographic groups: Data
is available based on race, age, and all demographic groups.
Type of health information: The
information is that is available is based on different health disciplines and
Prediabetes Challenges- Around 10.8 percent of adults in Michigan aged 20
years have been diagnosed with the disease. This translates to over 800, 900
people. CDC approximates that over one-third of adults over the age of 20 years
have prediabetes, translating to over 220, 000 individuals in Michigan. Those
with prediabetes are often undiagnosed. A smaller percentage of people with
prediabetes know their status thus leading to significant health issues. There
are increased risks associated with prediabetes that includes type 2 diabetes,
stroke, and heart diseases (CDC, 2015). Data according to CDC shows that
patients diagnosed with the disease might develop type 2 diabetes in a span of
four years. Michigan was ranked the 22nd among states with the
highest prevalence of the disease, which is the seventh leading cause of death
in the state.
Factors- In 2013, there were 285,000 reported cases of diabetes among adults aged
18 years and over, and more than 2, 800 deaths. Twenty-eight percent of all the
adults with diabetes also had other related ailments like heart attack, stroke,
and coronary diseases (CDC, 2014). In 2012, over 40 percent of new patients reported
end-stage renal ailments. The incident rate in Michigan stood at 137 percent,
consisting over 1,000,000 people.
Diabetes- Monitoring the level of glucose in the blood is crucial in managing the
disease. Routine checkups and screening in addition to being diagnosed
regularly ensures one stays healthy. About 90 percent of the Michigan adult
population with diabetes went for check-up. Nearly half of the adults with the
disease received the influenza vaccine during the year (MBRFSS, 2015).
Michigan’s Diabetes Prevention Program works strategically to expand the
delivery of evidence-based prevention messages to risk prone areas. To increase
and improve availability of diabetes self-management programs, the Michigan
Department of Health and Human Services has provided criteria according to
Disparities- Racial and ethnic minorities have more unbalanced burden of the epidemic
and their complications and prevalence rates are high. According to the 2009
report on health disparities in Michigan, there is increased risk for diabetes,
delayed check-up, and premature death, most of which is preventable. To reduce
disparities effectively, the Michigan Department of Community Health maintains
the use of a broad strategy by use of surveillance, partnerships, policy, and
other system changes (MDHHS, 2015). These efforts and changes will improve the
quality of life of the ethnic and racial minority people in Michigan. In 2009,
over two million individuals benefited from health disparities programs.