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Using Person-Centered Health Analytics to Live Longer: Leveraging Engagement, Behavior Change, and Technology for a Healthy Life by Dwight McNeill

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11. Minding Illness

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Minding Illness focuses on the fifth everyday behavior, taking medications, as well as on the self-monitoring of vital information for managing chronic diseases that account for the most years of life lost, that is, diabetes and heart disease. The most important modifiable risk factors for both of these disorders are high blood pressure, high fasting plasma glucose, and high cholesterol. (These are in addition to the other important risk factors, including the four everyday behaviors and high body mass index, which were addressed in the previous chapter.) What is somewhat unique about most of these risk factors, including taking ...

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