Accessibility of treatment and resources for gestational diabetes in Sedgwick county
AdvisorWoods, Nikki Keene
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Ahmed, Shazia. 2022. Accessibility of treatment and resources for gestational diabetes in Sedgwick county -- In Proceedings: 21st Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 21
Gestational diabetes is diabetes in pregnant women. These women have an increased risk of fetal and maternal complication. Women with gestational diabetes need to have access to treatment and resources that will decrease these risks and help create healthier lifestyles for these individuals. Sedgwick County’s resources and accessibility for women with gestational diabetes are assessed in the study. Interviews are conducted at several clinics and facilities that potentially have resources for gestational diabetes. They consist of a series of questions for the clinic’s representative. The questions consist of the treatment plan, cost, accepted insurance, availability, and educational process for patients. This will assess what the clinic has available for patients. The assessment is needed to provide an insight on the places that patients have access to and can receive adequate treatment for their condition in Sedgwick County. All of these elements that are asked about would be analyzed by evaluating them and concluding the accessibility in this specific county. The results are pending, and no conclusions can be made at this stage in the research.
Presented to the 21st Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum (URCAF) held at the Rhatigan Student Center, Wichita State University, April 15, 2022.