Family Medical Tree Pedigree/Genogram Essay

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Family history possesses valuable information about a person’s past and future life. It can be used as a powerful screening tool to help conduct decisions about genetic testing for you and family members at risk. Family history can identify potential health problems that an individual has an increased risk for in their lifetime. With early identification, you can begin taking steps to reduce the risk with things such as lifestyle changes of diet and exercise. In many cases, just by adopting a healthier lifestyle can reduce your risk for diseases that run in your family.
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T2D would mainly develop after the age of 40, but is now increasing in the younger generation due to obesity. Mason, my younger son, developed T2D at the age of 16; he has a paternal grandparent history on both sides of the family and was overweight at that time. Research shows there are a number of factors that add to a person’s possibility of developing both T2D and heart disease. According to DiabetesCare.Net, (n.d.) “if you have an immediate family member with T2D, you have a 40 percent risk of developing T2D. The more overweight, and the longer you are overweight, the greater your risk of developing T2D. For example, every 2.2 pounds you are over your target weight, you increase your risk by 4.5 percent. Body mass index over 25, or a waist circumference in men over 40 inches, women over 35 inches, indicates unhealthy weight. Regular exercise, 30 minutes 3-4 times a week, can reduce your risk of T2D by 42 percent, because exercise improves the use of insulin in your body. If you have high blood pressure of 140/90mm Hg or higher, you have a 20 percent higher risk of developing T2D. Active smokers have a 44 percent increased risk of developing T2D. According to Hicks (2007), having a risk factor for diabetes means there is an increased risk of developing the disease, but it does not guarantee the development of diabetes. The modifiable risk factors for T2D and heart disease include: being overweight, having high blood glucose, hypertension, abnormal lipid metabolism,...

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