Ashford 6: – Week 5 – Journal
Diabetes Assessment Journal
Type 2 diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. It can be controlled through eating a healthy diet, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. This disease is a contributing factor to a multitude of diseases including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and blindness to name a few (American Diabetes Association, 2013). Take the Assessment Activity 13-3: Are You at Risk for Diabetes? on page 451 in your course textbook and answer the questions following the assessment. In your YouTube video journal, respond to the topics below:
Explain the results of your assessment and identify your risk of diabetes.
Examine the relationship between health and wellness by discussing the impact of diabetes mellitus on at least three dimensions of wellness.
Identify three lifestyle habits a person can practice to reduce his or her risk of type 2 diabetes.
Your journal should be 2 to 5 minutes in duration. Review the YouTube Webcam Quick-Start Guide on how to create a YouTube account and create a YouTube video journal. Submit a 1-page Word document that contains the URL to your YouTube video journal by Day 3.