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Type 2 diabetic adults are those with a condition that prevents production of enough insulin and are also resistant to the effects of insulin itself (American Diabetes Association, 2018). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “diabetes mellitus affects an estimated 29.1 million people in the United States, and is the 7th leading cause of death,” (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2022, section 3). Risk factors that affect type 2 diabetic adults include being overweight, aged 45 or older, high blood pressure, and high level of triglycerides (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 2016). This particular population commonly presents with comorbidities such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and a sedentary lifestyle (Mohammadi et al., 2018). Due to poorer access to education, healthcare services, and quality foods, type 2 diabetic adults face many challenges in their management of their disease.

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