Saturday, February 5, 2011

Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool

Diabetes PHD (Personal Health Decisions) is a powerful risk assessment tool. It can be used to explore the effects of a wide variety of health care interventions, including losing weight, stopping smoking, and taking certain medications.

What Does Diabetes PHD Do?

In order to provide the most accurate health information to you, Diabetes PhD will ask you to create a personal health record. You will be asked to enter as much information as you can about your health history: height, weight, cholesterol levels, blood pressure readings, last dilated eye exam, current medications, A1c number, etc.

In a short time, Diabetes PhD will determine a personalized Results Overview for you, showing your current risk for diabetes, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, as well as foot and eye complications. By changing certain variables in your profile, like stopping smoking, losing weight, taking ACE inhibitors, getting a regular foot exam etc., you will be able to see how making these changes would affect your future health.

Diabetes Personal Health Decisions