Chronic Disease Risk Assessment

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Chronic Disease Risk Assessment

The Life Resource Center (LRC) is a valuable free tool available to University of Phoenix students. Taking some time to explore its website to discover some of the many topics, resources, and tools available is a great way to find information to enhance and support health and wellness.

Complete the following assignment:

Take one of the health risk assessments located on the LRC website. After completing the assessment, write a 500- to 750-word summary that includes the following:

• Description of the disease
• Risk factors for the disease
• Lifestyle choices you can make in your life to decrease your modifiable risk factors for this disease

To locate the health risk assessments follow these instructions:

• Login to the student website.
• Click on the Programs tab at the top of the page, and then on Life Resource Center under Services. • From the LRC home page, click on Thriving.
• Click on Health Tools.
• Click on Assess Your Health.
• Click on the Health Risks tab.

Note. Do not submit or divulge your assessment results. Results should remain private.

There are 2 types of diabetes, with the not very original names of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. They have in common that the level of sugar (or glucose) in the blood is abnormally high. Type 1 diabetes accounts for only 5% of all cases of diabetes and is characterized by a deficiency of the hormone insulin that regulates blood sugar levels. In the far more common type 2 diabetes, the level of insulin can be low, normal or high. The problem here is that the body does not respond properly to insulin; it becomes partially resistant to the effects of insulin. Some of the risk factors are anything that affects your chances of getting a particular disease. You can control some of them, but not all of them. Those you can't control include genetics or family history, and environmental...
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