Health care Annotated Bibliography Assignment Paper on Diabetes in Men

Diabetes in Men

Laaksonen, D. E., Lindström, J., Lakka, T. A., Eriksson, J. G., & al, e. (2005). Physical activity in the preventionof type 2 diabetes: The Finnish diabetes prevention study. Diabetes, 54(1), 158-65. Retrieved from

This article seeks to establish the significance of leisure time physical activities in checking the incidence of diabetes in men. The authors acknowledge the fact that total lifestyle change impacts positively in reducing the occurrence of type 2 diabetes in both men and women, however, they question the role of LTPA in the same effect. They undertake a post hoc analysis of data on 487 men and women aged between 40 and 65 sampled from accomplices of a diabetes prevention study in Finland to determine the effect of LTPA on occurrence of diabetes. Their findings are in line with similar studies that show that LTPA reduces chances of occurrence of the disease. This article may be reliably used in studying the prevention measures for both men and women since it measures the consequence of several interventions and uses a randomized control design for both genders.

Atlantis, E., Lange, K., Martin, S., Haren, M. T., Taylor, A., O’Loughlin, P. D., et al. (2011). Testosterone and modifiable risk factors associated with diabetes in men. Maturitas, 279-289.

In this article, the author undertakes to establish the role of endogenous testosterone in the origin and progress of diabetes in men.  The author identifies low physical activity, poor diet and obesity as the key risk factors for diabetes. In an attempt to explain the role of endogenous testosterone in the pathogenesis of diabetes, the authors undertook a quantitative study of 1195 randomly selected men of age range 35-80 years north-west regions of Adelaide, Australia. The findings of the study conclude that the prevalence of the disease in men is inversely proportional to the levels of testosterone and increases with age. Their findings are in line with other cohort studies that recognize that low testosterone contributes to risks of diabetes in men. This article is in agreement with the preceding one on the risk factors of diabetes and may be taken as a reliable source in the study of diabetes risk factors.

McCrimmon, R. J., Ryan, C. M., & Frier, B. M. (2012). Diabetes 2: Diabetes and cognitive dysfunction. 16.

This article focuses on comparing and contrasting cognitive dysfunction in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The authors begin by illustrating that the world population suffering from diabetes mellitus is expected to double by the year 2030. The article identifies two types of diabetes; type 1 diabetes-a disease occasioned by an outright ornear total lack of insulin exudation-and type 2 diabetes-marked by low insulin sensitivity andrelative insulin shortage. The authors identify mental and motor sluggishness as the main similarities between the two with type 2 victims being severely affected. The major difference in the two types of the disease originates from the principal causes of intellectual malfunction; in type 1, this is caused by prolonged exposure to high sugar levels and the existence of micro vascularinfection while type 2 it is occasioned by insulin incompatibility, dyslipidaemia, high blood pressure, and infection to the cerebrum. This article can be invaluable is studying diabetes through comparing and contrasting the main species of the disease, it however does not directly relates to the other two articles in this report which mainly centre on the risk factors of the disease particularly in men.


This article is a review of three journal articles that focus on diabetes in men. All the three articles are scholarly articles as can be seen from their source types. Of the three articles, the first two in order of appearance in this article are peer reviewed. This is because the search for the journals was only limited to peer reviewed in the database; information on the journals also indicates that they are refereed. Information of the received date and acceptance date is also given for the two articles indicating that there was a peer review window before publication. The last article in order of review in this article is not peer reviewed but just a scholarly article as is seen from its author affiliation.