Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Diabetes in United States target poors, blacks and hispanics without properly phisician care.

"The medical costs attributable to obesity are almost entirely a result of costs generated from treating the diseases obesity promotes," lead study author Eric A. Finkelstein, PhD, director of North Carolina's RTI Public Health Economics Program, says in a news release.
Those diseases include
heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and stroke.

In Cuba it is practically impossible to find an obese child even in high-income families due to the high quality of pediatric care, however the outlook in America is very different as we shall see below, click here:
"National health experts and lawmakers are obsessed over the growing number of children who are overweight or obese because the issue is tied to several other health problems, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and is driving up the cost of health care. "http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/54772
Obesity costs the U.S. health care system up to $147 billion a year: An extra $1,429 per year for each obese person

If we know the history of medicine in Europe since the Renaissance in Western Europe to the present day that the change in the diet of the Europeans was due to the influence of physicians, as the main factor and compare the rates of diabetes in Cuba and the United we will realize that the attention of a doctor since a human is in the womb of the mother until death is vital to the quality of life, this is demonstrated by the high prevalence of diabetes in black and Hispanic Americans are the population groups with fewer medical insurance or who are forced to buy "fake" insurance plans, very expensive for low income people, that only cover a surface of primary physician care and with which, often, in the United States, you never found really a real medical attention or to be able to buy the medicine, very expensive, prescribe by the phisician and not covered by the"little" insurer. More than 70.000 people die of diabetes every year, making it the sixth leading cause of deaths, even so, the white Anglos with more budget and better insurer have a very high percentage of diabetes: 11% compare to Cuba 3%.
Goodarz Danaei
Research Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
677 Huntington Avenue
Kresge, Room 822
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

This an indicator of quality of clinical practice in the medical attention in both countries that must be take in account when we discuss in the Congress and Senate the Obama's Universal Health Care Plan for Americans.Gualterio Nunez Estrada, Sarasota, Florida, 34233.

If we make a comparison between the rates of diabetes in the U.S. and Cuba, and, furthermore, compared rates of blacks and Hispanics in the U.S. with those in Cuba, we can realize that a universal health care plan on all citizens is one of the main factors of difference in percent of diabetic patients between one country and another. While Cuba has only 3% of diabetic population level, U.S. states with less diabetes reached more than 6% to 59 years and the national average of 13.9 percent for men and 11.9 percent for women According to an article "The New York Times, click here: "The Southern states have a very dangerous aggregation of risk factors for heart disease: obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes."http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20091013/ARTICLE/910131054/2055/NEWS?Title=High-diabetes-rates-cited-in-Southeast

Nationally(in United States), about 18 percent of blacks and 16 percent of Latinos have diabetes, compared with 11 percent of whites.
"...in the United States. More than 70,000 people die of diabetes every year, making it the sixth leading cause of death."
In Cuba, where more than 3% of the population has diabetes, it is the eighth most frequent cause of death
Click here: http://havanajournal.com/culture/entry/cuban-healthcare-a-diabetes-study-is-underway/

Public health
Obesity reduction and its possible consequences: What can we learn from Cuba's Special Period?Manuel Franco, MD PhD, Pedro Orduñez, MD PhD, Benjamín Caballero, MD PhD and Richard S. Cooper, MD

Click here:http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/178/8/1032?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=Cuba&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&volume=178&issue=8&resourcetype=HWCIT

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