New York University Wk 5 Heal

Abigail Healthcare Diabetes Clinic Intervention Program

Abigail Healthcare Diabetes clinic, which is located in Texas, Galveston County has a nutrient and weight loss intervention plan or program that focuses on those who are obese (BMI over 30) and are clinically diagnosed with diabetes or they are prediabetic. This program focuses on creating a meal plan (dieting) and exercise regime along with medication education and treatment to change the individual’s health behavioral lifestyle. This program has a 100% efficacy rate with all the patients who were placed on this program have lost weight and had their A1c levels reduced within three months.

Recommendation for Adaption

In regard to the discussion topic, a recommendation I would make for adapting this program to a different population is making it optional and available to those who are not diabetic but clearly are approaching a BMI of 30 or make it available for those who were only diagnosed with hypertension and not only diabetes. This is because diabetes has many catalysts, such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, smoking, drinking, bad eating habits that increase the risk of diabetes. Therefore, if we can tackle these individuals who have these unhealthy lifestyles and have these pre-existing underlying medical conditions, then we could revert many of their health issues and prevent diabetes and other comorbidities.

Cultural Competencies

Culture is one of the main factors in the prevalence and incidence rate of hypertension and diabetes within this county because of the heavily influenced Hispanic and African American food culture, especially being that the county is right next door to New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mexico. Galveston county population’s culture consists of a southern diet called soul food, which contains high fat, sugar, oil, butter, and red meat, etc. According to Shikany et al., (2015), the southern dieting pattern has a high correlation with a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases, therefore, this unhealthy dieting causes high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and other comorbidities (Shikany et al., 2015). Therefore, showing understanding that the way they cook and eat is part of their culture and that we are not judging them. Also, they do not have to completely stop their cultural habits, we can start by introducing healthier options (exercising, fruits, vegetables, and less sugar, salt, oil, and fat) and slowly reduce unhealthy ingredients or methods regarding their cooking and consumption.


Shikany, M.J., Safford, M.M., Newby, K.P., Durant, W.R., Brown, M.T., Judd, S. (2015). Southern Dietary Pattern Is Associated with Hazard of Acute Coronary Heart Disease in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study. Circulation, 132, 804-814. Doi:


Respond to the bold paragraph ABOVE by using one of the option below… in APA format with At least two references and a minimum of 200 words….. .(The List of References should not be older than 2016 and should not be included in the word count.) Include at least one scholarly reference and appropriate in-text citations and Address all points on the DQ. One point will be deducted for not addressing each item mentioned above. Remember that presenting someone else’s work as your own is plagiarism. 

  • Ask a probing question.
  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
  • Offer and support an opinion.
  • Validate an idea with your own experience.
  • Make a suggestion.
  • Expand on your colleague’s posting.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the word/page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.



American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Place this order or similar order and get an amazing discount. USE Discount code “GET20” for 20% discount

Posted in Uncategorized