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They are a contributing force along with the CIDE along with the Chinese Diabetes Society (CDS) and the Ministry of Health. The CDS is China’s leading nationally based organization combatting in the war against diabetes. Established in 1991, the CDS' mission is to prevent, care and cure diabetes through education, research and good medical practice (CDS, nd.). The
FINAL PROJECT ONE MILESTONE TWO: CHINA19CDS currently has more than 3,000 members across China and 31 provincial and municipal branch societies (CDS, nd.). RecommendationsRecognizing thatdiabetes relates primarily to the cultural, social, behavioral, and economic factors within a community, China needs to address the socio-economic, nutritional,behavioral, and public health issues that led to diabetes. Primarily concentration needs to be given to lifestyle transition and their direct effect on such risk factors as obesity and lack of physical activity. At the same time, they need to improve the availability of medical resources to includeto all citizens, not just those who live in urban regions of the country. In China, most endocrinologists primarily practice in tertiary hospitals; wherein comparison, PCPs are found to be more accessible to the public, but have a limited knowledge base of the disease. Endocrinologists perform most of the comprehensive diabetes assessments, and unfortunately,rural regions have very limited access to them. Bring the need medical specialists to all regions of China needs to be a priority, such actions will help to decrease mortality rates in rural areas and bring about a healthier lifestyle to those in urban areas; ultimately decreasing the prevalence and mortality of diabetes in China.ConclusionRecommendationsLike most countries, China has health concerns that run across the spectrum. Each major health concern carries with it different significances, impacts different populations, has different social and cultural factors, and impacts the economy is different ways. Above all, each health concerns whether, respiratory diseases, HIV/AIDS, or Diabetes, requires a
FINAL PROJECT ONE MILESTONE TWO: CHINA20diverse, equal level of action from different stakeholders to play a significant role in China health environment. Education, access, affordability, equality, and social awareness need to bedriving factors in repairing China’s healthcare infrastructure.The problems with China’s current healthcare system are not difficult to locate.Inadequate government funding of hospitals, not enough physicians, trained caregivers, and overall gaps in the continuum of care are a growing concern. These problems are occurring during a time when the country has two major public health challenges rapidly developing on thehorizon:an increasingly aging society and an obesity problem that is greater in size than that any western society. Though they have made steps to lessen this gap, more work needs to be done. The population of China is becoming even more susceptible to chronic diseases as a resultof pollution, lack of educations, unequal access to medical treatment, and economic growth. The