What barriers to a healthy lifestyle do you think Gabriela may have? How would you discuss them with her?

Gabriela is a 32-year-old Latino woman with type 2 diabetes and hypertension who is working full time at a fast-food restaurant. She has a BMI of 32. Gabriela is studying to be a cosmetologist and lives with her mother, who helps out with child care and housekeeping. Gabriela’s knees are very sore and she is in the clinic to have them examined. She is very fearful that she will lose her job if she cannot stand for long hours.

1. What strategies could you suggest to Gabriela to attain a healthy weight and improve her health?

2. What barriers to a healthy lifestyle do you think Gabriela may have? How would you discuss them with her?

A minimum of 3 evidenced-based references must be used and 2 replies to any of your peers sustained with the appropriate references must be posted.

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Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care (8th ed.)

Margaret M. Andrews, Joyceen S. Boyle, and John W. Collins

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

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