Life Resource Center: Case Study

509 Words3 Pages
Teressa Lewis 03/03/13 ScI/162 Sharris Menefee After viewing the chronic diseases in the Life Resource Center, I decided to take the diabetes risk assessment, because both my mother and sister has diabetes. Diabetes is a lifelong disease where there are high traces of sugar in the blood. There are three types of diabetes, type 1, type 2, and gestational. The characterization of type 1 diabetes is a deficiency of the hormone insulin that regulates the blood sugar levels, this means that the body is not capable of producing…show more content…
Complications of diabetes are heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, blindness, and loss of limbs. When life is challenging remember they are things that we can do to help decrease the risk for developing diabetes. The first thing that needs to be done is to be willing to adopt healthy behaviors, first I would make sure that my blood sugar levels are in the normal range, the second thing that can be done is by maintaining a healthy weight with exercise and eating a well-balanced diet, for example by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, starting an exercise program to work the muscles, finding lower fat alternatives to replace the high fat foods while watching the portion sizes, and counting calories by reading the food labels can also help, eating more fruits and vegetables, there are several ways I can incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet, one is to start by putting the fruit in a place that is easier to see and get to like the kitchen counter, prepare vegetables by cutting them and placing in containers that are easier to get to in the refrigerator. Drinking 100% fruit or vegetable juices is another way to help me get more into my diet, eating more whole grains and less refined grains and sugar, because whole grains reduce the risk of developing diabetes and other diseases. By making these
Open Document