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Understanding Diabetes & Genetic Disorders - Chapter Summary
Many health courses address the basics of common health disorders, including genetic disorders and conditions resulting from autoimmune diseases. This chapter will guide you through all you will need to know about types 1 and 2 diabetes and various genetic disorders. The lessons are presented in short, engaging videos and allow you to take self-assessment quizzes so you can determine if you have mastered the material or need further review. Once you have completed this chapter, you will be able to:
- Describe the signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Identify the risk factors associated with both types of diabetes
- Provide descriptions of various kinds of genetic disorders
- Discuss specific types of genetic disorder, such as cancer and Down Syndrome
1. Type 1 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment
Diabetes affects 26 million people (nearly 9% of the population) in the United States. But not all cases of diabetes are the same. The focus of this lesson is type 1 diabetes. We'll learn what it is, why it occurs, and how it affects the body in both the short- and long-term.
2. Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment
As many as 57 million people in the United States are on the path to becoming diabetic. Over 90% of them will be type 2 diabetics. But, what is this disease, and why has it become so prevalent? This lesson explores the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
3. What are Genetic Disorders? - Definitions & Descriptions
This lesson defines genetic disorders and explores three main types of genetic disorders, including monogenetic disorders, chromosome disorders, and multifactorial inheritance disorders. You'll learn about genes, chromosomes, DNA, and much more!
4. Types of Genetic Disorders: Definitions & Symptoms
Cystic fibrosis, Huntington's disease, Tay-Sachs disease, sickle cell disease, Down syndrome, and cancer all have something in common. They are all genetic disorders, and we will discuss why they may occur and what problems they might cause.
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