Health & Social Care - Miscellaneous

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  • Diabetes Type 1 
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Asthma 
  • Obesity 
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Diabetes Type 1
What is
Diabetes
Type 1?
It's when the body stops making insulin, and blood sugar levels go very high
Causes
Inherited
Close relative
Pancreas failing to do its job
Symptoms
Feeling very thirsty
Passing more urine than usual
Felling very tired
Weight loss and muscle bulk
Treatments
Medication ­ Insulin injections, Insulin pump therapy
Psychological ­ Support groups and counselling
Lifestyle Changes ­ Maintain a healthy weight, aerobic exercises regularly, try and achieve near
normal blood glucose level
Impact on Individual
Physical ­ Risk of a stroke, effects your eyes, effects your kidneys and nerves
Intellectual ­ May lack in concentration
Emotional ­ Stress, Anxiety and depression
Social ­ May encourage them to go out to support groups
Financial ­ May take time off work, or pay hospital car parking fees

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Impact on Family
Physical ­ May look run down or tired
Intellectual ­ Lack in concentration
Emotional ­ Upset, sympathy and stressed
Social ­ Encourage them to go to social support groups with the family member
Financial ­ Car parking fees
Diabetes Type 2
What is Diabetes Type 2?
When the body does not produce enough insulin to function properly.…read more

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Impact on Individual
Physical ­ A stroke, heart disease, kidney damage, increased problems with teeth and gums,
hyperglycaemia and skin lesions
Intellectual ­ Lack in concentration while trying to complete daily tasks
Emotional ­ Stress, anxiety and depression
Social ­ Encourage them to go out to social support groups, and may become close to their family
Financial ­ May have to take time off work
Impact on Family
Physical ­ May look run down or tired
Intellectual ­ Lack in concentration
Emotional ­ Upset, sympathy…read more

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Attacks triggered by exercise which was vigorous or prolonged
Wheezing
Shortness of Breath
Chest tightness
Treatments
Medication ­ Inhalers and spacers
Psychological ­ Counselling as children and adults can fear asthma attacks
Lifestyle Changes ­ Stay fit and maintain good health, and continue taking and prescribed
medication
Impact on Individual
Physical ­ Tight feeling in chest, wheezing, gasping for breath and feeling breathless, coughing
especially at night and early morning, may find it difficult to exercise in cold weather
Intellectual ­ May become more educated…read more

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Impact on Family
Physical ­ May look run down or tired
Intellectual ­ Lack in concentration
Emotional ­ Worried, sympathy and stressed
Social ­ Encourage them to go to social support groups, and encourage their child to take part in
more activities
Financial ­ May have to pay for child's inhaler once they're over 16
Obesity
What is Obesity?
Someone who is very overweight, with a lot of body fat
Causes
If you consume large amounts of energy from diet
Not burning off the energy…read more

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Impact on Individual
Physical ­ Gain more weight, can lead to heart disease or stroke, joint and back pain, increased
sweating and feeling tired a lot.…read more

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Financial ­ May have to pay for their child's weight loss course…read more

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