Research on Diabetes Research question How dose gender role affect diabetes? Health wise, the negative effects of diabetes are higher for stay at home parents rather than in working parents. Relatively, the diabetes risk level is higher in women as compared to that of men because they do not engage them selves to a specific and organized life-style. As a result, they end up neglecting their health to levels where they hardly notice when something is wrong with their health system. .Subsequently, if gender roles were equal then women would have better health than men that would be more consistent with their life expectancy level (Bird &. Fremont, 1991). Arguably, having a great amount of housework are heavy duties for many stay at home parents. Sequentially, stay at home parents pay little attention to their own health but instead focus more on the other family members’ health. .
Hypothesis 2: The effects of diabetes affect the overall performance of employees at their work places, which in turn affects the whole society. On the other hand, working people experience additional health problems such as stress and fatigue in addition to having diabetes. More over, research has also shown that diabetes related symptoms have a major impact on fatigue (Weijman et al, 2003). The dietary characteristics of the employees are of low nutritional value since they only strife to fend for their families and not for themselves (Weijman et al, 2003). In this case, the quality does not matter as long as it manages to sort out their hunger issues. For many it was all about the work and its rewards and not about their health. In essence, it showed how much they had to endure in the survival process.
Research question 2: Relationship between diabetes and racial inequalities
Hypothesis 1: The minority people work for minimum pay which translates to cheap lifestyles and poor diet. This makes them more susceptible to health problems like diabetes. According to Hyman (2010), the high cost of good food also makes people dependant on cheap calorie foodstuff, which are detrimental to their health. In addition, low income has a negative effect on health care as people opt for the cheaper options (William &. Collins, 1995).
Hypothesis 2: Racial inequalities make the minority not to either invest in health insurance or go for regular health check ups. True to this, the onset of this disease is more frequent among blacks, Mexican-Americans, and Native Americans (Williams &. Collins, 1995). Unknown to them, health insurance would decrease the number of diseases in them if only they adhered to regular doctor checkups. Health care is needed for minority people to prevent diseases such as diabetes from extend. Although, health insurance should be the reason to decrease the number of diseases in minority people, for example, general checkups and constants visits to the doctor simply it can make them aware of their bodys needs.
Research question 3: How depression affects diabetes?
Hypothesis 1: People with depression consume comfort food and do not exercise their bodies. Hence leading to unwanted weight increase rather than controlling their diabetes “The long-term consequences of such output medication in chronically stressed individuals may include deleterious weight gain, abdominal obesity, type 2 diabetes, increased cardiovascular morbidity, and mortality” (Dallman et al, 2003). Here, they show the effects of food on mood by getting comfort food to make them feel better or put their minds in something else beside how bad they feel. Therefore, if they can eat comfort food with fewer calories then they need not worry about their diabetes level.
Hypothesis 2: Finally, genetics also has a hand in the acquisition of diabetes and depression. In the article, “The Genetic Interpretation of Inbreeding Depression and Outbreeding Depression” (Lynch, 1991), the difference between the two was brought in to focus. In addition, it portrayed the symbolic interaction theory’s relation to diabetes. It stated that peoples’ social lives facilitated the ability to get diabetes. Therefore, diabetes was highly brought about by depression as one led to the other. Therefore, we can find that diabetes and depression are both connected in each end, by that it means that when people have depression attempt to eat more comfort food, which leads them to diabetes if they did not control their depression. When they get diabetes, they are in a place where they might face emotional breakdown that would leads, unfortunately, to depression.
The essence of this study is to show the effects of the social order on the health of the people in relation to the urban lifestyle diseases. Symbolic interaction theory, is related to diabetes in how our social interactions with each other’s, whether it was our live values and attitudes. If something interprets the individual’s life in a way that affects their health through the social environment. The knowledge that is gained from this study is to show the effects of the social order or society into the people health. therefore it has apart in how our health gets affected from it.