Abstract:

Individuals that have established risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including advancing age, familial history of diabetes, and excessive body weight, require diagnostic evaluation to determine if they have developed type 2 diabetes. Despite literature suggesting that chronic distress can promote prolonged insulin resistance, providers risk missing a timely diagnosis that could lead to a sequela of complications. The Stress and Coping Framework for the Development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus incorporates the impact of distress on an individual’s present degree of risk secondary to established risk factors.

Biography:

Dr. Minks works as an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis in the School of Nursing. He is a Jonas Veteran’s Health Scholar and has been recognized for his research efforts by the institutions he has worked for during his time in academia. Dr. Minks also works independently as a research consultant and mentor, assisting colleagues pursuing advanced degrees.

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