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Select a chronic disease and explain whether not it was difficult to find quality information about it. Why or why not?
What, according to you, is the health literacy level for each of the selected websites? Is it low, medium, or high? Explain your rating system for the three literacy levels. What are the factors that contribute to the literacy level for individuals?

What attributes make these sites highly effective in clearly communicating the information necessary for understanding the condition, its effects, and treatment? Would you change or add anything?

What is patient empowerment? How does it relate to health literacy? What are the issues involved in the patient or provider relationships when promoting patient empowerment? What, according to you, could be the three effective strategies to increase health literacy for specific populations?

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Select a chronic disease and Explain. Was it difficult to find quality information about it? Why or why not?

Diabetes, is any group of metabolic diseases that results in a patient experiencing high blood glucose (blood sugar). This can occur because of inadequate insulin production or as a result of the patient's body failing to properly respond to insulin. Three different types of Diabetes exist including Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes .

What, according to you, is the health literacy level for each of the selected websites? Is it low, medium, or high? Explain your rating system for the three literacy levels. What are the factors that contribute to the literacy level for individuals?

The website has a very high health literacy rating because of the amount of information provided on the ...

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This is a discussion whether research is easily accessible. The concepts of power empowerment and health literacy are explained in detail.

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