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Health Readiness Assessment

Are You Ready to Handle Your Own Health Care as an Independent Adult?

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To know if you are ready for a health care transition, answer the following questions:

1. I know my height, weight, birth date, and social security number
Yes
No
2. I know the name of my condition
Yes
No
3. I know my genotype or genetic status
Yes
No
4. I can tell you about my condition and explain my health care needs
Yes
No
5. I know what kind of medical insurance I have
Yes
No
6. I know where to find my medical records
Yes
No
7. I know who to ask about getting my own health insurance
Yes
No
8. I know the basic treatment for my condition
Yes
No
9. I know what my diet should include and not include
Yes
No
10. I know how to prepare my own food
Yes
No
11. I know how to shop for my own food
Yes
No
12. I know the names of my supplements and medicines
Yes
No
13. I know how to order my medications or get my prescriptions filled
Yes
No
14. I know the symptoms and medical problems related to my condition
Yes
No
15. I visit my metabolic specialist regularly
Yes
No
16. I have discussed issues about sex with my doctor
Yes
No
17. I know how to get birth control and how to stay protected against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Yes
No
18. I have discussed the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs with my doctor
Yes
No
19. I know how to schedule a doctor’s appointment
Yes
No
20. I keep a schedule of medical appointments on my calendar
Yes
No
21. I can get myself to medical appointments (or can arrange transportation myself)
Yes
No
22. I know who to call in case of an emergency
Yes
No
23. I prepare questions for my health care provider before appointments
Yes
No
24. I have a support network for my condition
Yes
No

Now count the number of times you checked YES.

If you checked YES for:

17 to 24 statements – great work!
You are already taking full responsibility for your health care. The transition documents will help you become a stronger health advocate.

8 to 16 statements – you are on the right path!
You are actively taking on many important responsibilities in your health care. The following transition documents will help you answer YES to many more of these questions.

0 to 7 statements – let’s get started!
Transitioning health care to adult providers and becoming a better health advocate for yourself takes time and planning. Now’s a perfect time to start! Pick a few of the previous responsibilities from the list and spend the next month doing them. The transition documents will make this much easier.

Now what?
Update and save this assessment every month until you’ve answered all of the tasks with a YES!

Next, take a look at some Basic Information about your Metabolic Condition

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