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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Primary Care

Advisor

Dr. Nancy Reid

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most predominant chronic illnesses in the United States, affecting millions. Although different in pathophysiologic nature, type 1 and type 2 diabetes can both lead to detrimental health issues, if left untreated. A large portion of diabetics require insulin to control this disease and prevent such issues arising. With insulin prices increasing, some are unable to purchase this vital therapy. Without the proper therapy and control, these people are developing serious, and sometimes irreversible complications. Healthcare providers in almost all settings encounter patients with diabetes. With providers’ knowledge and abilities, early intervention may help combat this deficit that patients face.

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