Description of the Disease

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

I took the assessment on the risk of diabetes. Diabetes is when the level of sugar in your blood is high or is too low. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is most common in kids and young adults. This type of diabetes means that your body does not produce enough insulin. Type 2 diabetes is when your body produces too much sugar. Some risk factors to this are genetics and family history of having. If someone in your family has it, it is a big possibility that you will more than likely get it based on genetics. Obesity is another factor to having higher chances to being diagnosed with diabetes, not eating healthy or living a healthy life will put you more at risk to get it. Some of the things that I can do in my everyday life to reduce my chances of getting diabetes would be to live a healthy life. My dad and my grandmother on my mom’s side both have diabetes so the chances that I will end up with it are higher. I know I can still slim the chances slightly or at least reduce the possibility or getting it sooner by changing a couple thing in life. Eating healthy is something I can and will start doing. Packing a healthy lunch for my week of…...

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