Type 1 Diabetes Assessment Essay

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Nicole Bailey Principles of Health and Wellness 11/3/2013 Diabetes Assessment Diabetes is a metabolic disease, that is the body’s inability to create any or enough insulin causes raised amounts of sugar in the blood. There are two kinds of diabetes type 1 and type 2. Genetic factors play a role in type 1 diabetes. The risk factors of developing type 1 diabetes grows if you have a sibling or parent who possess type 1 diabetes. Race is also a risk factor. Type 1 diabetes is more average in Whites than in other races. Some risk factors of type 2 diabetes are, weight, inactivity, family history, race, age, high cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure. The more weight you have the more you become resistant to insulin. The less…show more content…
Also depending on what race you are, you could be at higher risk. Having high blood pressure and high cholesterol have been related to an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes as well. There are several life style choices you can make in your life to decrease your modifiable risk factors of developing diabetes. Some of those risk factors are, stress, smoking, diet, and exercise. In my personal life, the modifiable risk factors that apply to me are, stress diet, and exercise. Some steps that I can take to eliminate stress in my life are, to keep stress at bay, get enough sleep, eating right, and exercise. By getting the required amount of sleep, I need each night, my body will be able to fully function without wearing down. Eating a well-balanced healthy diet will allow me to get the vitamins and minerals my body requires to stay healthy. Incorporating physical activity into my daily life is, also a very important choice that I can make in my life to decrease my modifiable risk factors for diabetes. Overall health and wellness is important, it will help you to decrease your chances of developing

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