Diabetes in the Younger Generation

Diabetes in the Younger Generation



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Diabetes in Young Generation

The study question

 In a research article by Foy, Liu, Davidson, Sciamanna & Leslie, D. L. (2015), two specific questions were addressed to assist in guiding the study. First, will the group being investigated correspond to the quality of attachment with the other records done by other researchers regarding age factor? Secondly, would it be found that the reason for the frequent visit of the emergency department is only due to the diabetes reasons and not any other condition or behavior among the young people? The focus of the study was on a bit older youths in the society which comes to the emergency department and using a semi-structured interview and other data collection methods from the doctors to find out the reason for the frequent visit. It is hypothesized that some of the patients might be having some complication or might find it fascinating visiting the department. The sample consisted of 208 students and health practitioners to help in the study, and due to the time and financial issues, the number was reduced to 100 for the effectiveness of the survey.


Among the 100 people chosen for the study, 20 were the doctors selected randomly in different hospitals to increase the accuracy of the research. Different samples or rather documents of the youths visiting the emergency departments were taken and recorded for analysis purposes. Moreover, a great alternative department for investigation was set to find out the accuracy of the results from the doctors to get rid of any mistake that might happen in the process. The samples from different sampling zones were verified and then finally recorded in one document for analysis to prove the hypothesis (Kleinfield, 2006).

The findings

The result in the study supported the hypothesis that some of the young people with diabetes would be visiting the emergency department due to the kidney problems associated with the condition which corresponded to the earlier research carried out. It was found that most of the young people who have the regular visit are from low-income families since they cannot afford the prompt treatment as compared to the wealthy families who managed to get the right dose of the disease. And hence do not need to go to the hospital frequently, the ratio of between the two families was five to one. It was also recorded that most of the frequent visitors among the number taken were the female youths who had diabetes but were going for some other medical check-ups to find out the state of their health. The ratio of the female visitation to male was around three to two which was not that big. It was also found that the doctors were also responsible for the patient’s regular visit due to incomplete medication that was not only on the side of the youths but across (Saidinejad & Zorc, 2014).


Therefore, the results combined indicates that the health factors like the cardiac vascular and kidney problems are the primary cause of the youths having the regular visit to the hospital emergency department (Young & Siegel,2016). The issue is related to the income availability to enable them to treat the conditions once and for all without constantly visiting the hospitals. The rich had the power to have one medication, and this shows that the young and needy youths are the one in the route. It can also be assumed that the doctors and lack of enough medication could also lead to the youths visiting the hospitals since they have the energy and would come every day just to check with the doctors. Therefore, several studies should be conducted to find out the truth of the matter in some years to come to verify the result found. The physicians and entire teams should also be involved in the study since they were also responsible for the same case. This would aid in testimony reliability and for a better assessment of the diabetes effects among the young youths in the society.


Foy, A. J., Liu, G., Davidson, W. R., Sciamanna, C., & Leslie, D. L. (2015). Comparative effectiveness of diagnostic testing strategies in emergency department patients with chest pain: an analysis of downstream testing, interventions, and outcomes. JAMA internal medicine, 175(3), 428-436.

Kleinfield, N. R. (2006). Diabetes and its awful toll quietly emerge as a crisis. New York Times, 9.

Saidinejad, M., & Zorc, J. (2014). Mobile and web-based education: Delivering emergency department discharge and aftercare instructions. Pediatric emergency care, 30(3), 211-216.

Sung, S. F., Liu, K. E., Chen, S. C. C., Lo, C. L., Lin, K. C., & Hu, Y. H. (2015). Predicting Factors and Risk Stratification for Return Visits to the Emergency Department Within 72 Hours in diabetes Patients. Diabetes emergency care, 31(12), 819-824.

Young, H. M., & Siegel, E. O. (2016). The right person at the right time: Ensuring person-centered care. Generations, 40(1), 47-55.