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Psychosocial aspects of Aging

Question 1: The Aging Individual

There are many different models and theories which seek to improve the process of aging.  Examples of two successful aging models are Selective Optimization with Compensation (SOC) and the life-span model.  While the SOC model is more preventative and the life-span model focuses more on present circumstances, both emphasize the importance of older adults retaining a sense of control over their lives.

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Physical Aging

Type 2 Diabetes  affects millions, it is the most common form of diabetes. It is a lifelong disease in which there are high levels of sugar or glucose in the blood. Your body doesn’t properly make or control how insulin is used in the body. There are several living with the disease who are not aware they are affected or at risks. What many see as the faces of Type 2 Diabetes are most minorities including African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and other Islanders. However none takes on the identity or cultural stigma than African Americans. The cultural aspects that surround Type 2 Diabetes plays to the lifestyles, lack of health resources, and the demographics of many minorities that are affected. Unfortunately African Americans are disproportionately affected by Type 2 Diabetes, such that Latinos are overwhelmingly affected as well.