Iabetes, Cardiovascular Disease…What do you know about them?
The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia defines diabetes as A lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood.There are three major types of diabetes that include type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. (Source: pdf
The American Heart Association defines cardiovascular disease as any disease of the heart and blood vessels which includes a variety of problems. The AHA also states that Mortality data for 2007 show that CVD accounted for… 1 of every 2.9 deaths in the United States.Source: e18.full
Diabetes and Cardiovascular diseases are in the top 10 leading causes of death for Americans. Research one of these diseases and share your knowledge with the class on what you learned from researching the topic.
Heres a break down of your discussion assignment:
First select if you want to focus on diabetes or cardiovascular disease
In your discussion include its relevancy for you. This could be relevant based on your career goals, family history, medical history, etc. In other words, why did you select that topic.
Since I have already provided a general definition of each, your job is to choose either a specific type of diabetes or a specific type of cardiovascular disease. (For example, type I diabetes or gestational diabetes; or heart attack or atherosclerosis) Provide this on the subject heading of your posting.
Next, research that topic and provide a brief description of the information you found. DO NOT provide an entire overview of the topic since someone else may also want to cover that topic. In other words you should focus on specific aspects of the topic such as Risk factors for type 2 diabetesor Diagnosing a heart attackor find a current article in the news or research being done.
DO NOT copy the information directly from the sources used. If you have to, put it in quotes. Summarize the information in your own words.
Provide the full URL links to the web sites used for your research.
You will have 5 days to upload the order to me. Do not do plagiriasm.