My reflective journal 2nd final

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My reflective journal 2nd ½ Physiology Sleep is an area that I mentioned in the first half of my journal that has been a concern of mine. Aug 13 2008 9:00 pm In an article from Reader’s Digest the Doctor talks about how positive airway pressure is the best treatment for sleep apnea. Another important point he made is that most people with sleep apnea are overweight and I consider myself to be slightly overweight. I am working on using my CPAP on a consistent basis. In another article from Reader’s Digest written by Ellen Michaud she discusses how women could improve their sleep. However, many of the things she suggests I have tried and they have worked. The biggest thing in her article I found useful was taking an hour to wind down before turning in for the evening. Over the last year it seems that from the time I wake up in the morning until I went the bed it was all work or doing homework. I have tried this a few times and I must admit I did sleep and feel better. I need to work harder with this technique. Aug 13 2008 9:15pm Weight has gotten out of control. In 27 years I have gained 181 pounds. During a recent doctor’s visit, I weighed 317 pounds. Being this heavy has caused some serious health problems, the major one being diabetes. In an online article on the American Diabetes Association website, the writer states “People with diabetes are more likely to be overweight and to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol.” Unfortunately I suffer from all of these. Because I have so much to live for, I have made a decision to have bariatric surgery. American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery stated in a recent article they have conducted studies that show “Obesity Surgery Can Cure Diabetes” This finding could be huge as “there are 23.6 million children and adults in the United States, or 7.8% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 17.9 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 5.7 million people (or nearly one quarter) are unaware that they have the disease”. Armed with this knowledge I have also become a champion for diabetes and try to support fund- raiser to find a cure for those who cannot receive this surgery. Nutrition I love to cook and therefore love to eat. The kinds of food I enjoy cooking and eating are probably not the most nutritional but they are great on taste. I will be required to start a liquid diet that consists of drinking meal replacement shakes and water. The purpose of this pre- surgery diet is to shrink my liver prior to surgery. This will possibly create a difficult situation
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for me since I am a diabetic.
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2008 for the course LIT 2003 taught by Professor Nglish during the Spring '08 term at Bluefield State.

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