Review the following scenario, reflected in the media for this and previous weeks, Juanita’s Story (Laureate Education, 2018):
Juanita is a 35-year-old female Mexican-American immigrant. She has recently had some symptoms consistent with diabetes.
Think about the implications of Juanita having diabetes at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. How might her different stages of change affect her motivations to seek treatment at the various stages?
- What would Juanita’s disease look like in the various stages of prevention? How would it affect her daily life, diet, ability to function, and so forth?
- What factors would contribute to the differentiation between the stages?
- What are the implications of the three stages of Juanita’s condition?
- How might these implications translate to other chronic diseases and conditions at a population level?