Need response to this discussion question. Only one reference needed. Nothing elaborate just a short response to the post!!Christopher Wellwood posted Jul 2, 2017 10:59 AMSubscribeThis page automatically marks posts as read as you scroll. Adjust automatic marking as read settingVULNERABLEPOPULATION: The purpose of this discussion to to analyze and addressnutritional needs, appropriate exercises, and stress managementtechniques for an at risk / vulnerable population. According to theAmerican Journal of Managed Care article “Vulnerable Populations”(2006), at risk and vulnerable populations include the economicallydisadvantaged, racial, uninsured, low-income children, the elderly, andthose with chronic health conditions including mental illness. For thisweek, I will discuss John Smith, a 71 year old caucasian male, with aBMI of 34, who worked as a history professor prior to retiring, recentlydiagnosed with non-insulin dependent diabetes (type 2 diabetesmellitus).NUTRITION: Nutrition for a Type 2 diabetic is specifically designedto reduce non-fasting glucose levels. Current recommendations include awell-balanced meal plan with foods from all food groups, with fewercalories, an emphasis on healthy fats, and distribution of starches.Recommendations include comprehensive glycemic index reduction to bebetween 80-130. Referrals for nutritional programs would include theAmerican Diabetes Association website, diabetes.org, specificallyrelating to the the sections on healthy recipes, meal planning, andshopping lists. (‘Food’, n.d.) Additionally, the client may be referredto a National Diabetes Educational Program Partner or CommunityOrganization, which provides educational assistance on living withdiabetes and provides a list of resources indoor community. (‘NDEPPartner and Community Organization Information’, n.d.)EXERCISE: According to the American Diabetic Associations “Standardsof Medical Care in Diabetes-2015” (2015), they currently recommend thatsomeone with the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, should break up extendedperiods of non-activity (more than 90 minutes) with activity of somesort. According to the American Diabetic Association, the followingexercise activities are recommended (not all inclusive): Brisk walking,biking, dancing, low-impact aerobics, swimming, playing tennis, stairclimbing, and jogging. (‘What We Recommend’, n.d.)STRESS MANAGEMENT COUNSELING: Stress management is important, asdiabetes at times can cause significant amounts of lifestyle changes,often dramatically. In addition, if the disease process itself isuncontrolled, the patient may experience other difficulties associated,such as peripheral neuropathy, which may cause a bit of stress if thepatient is having a limitation of their activity levels. As exercise isrecommended for diabetes, light exercise may greatly help reducestress. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America,the following activities are recommended to reduce stress: regularexercise, talking with friends or family members, sleeping, watchingmovies or TV, eating well, and listening to music. (‘Physical ActivityReduces Stress | Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA’,2016) Furthermore, they recommend alternatives such as tai chi and yogaas valid techniques for stress reduction.