This post is going to be on an extremely important topic, diabetes. 1 in 4 people with diabetes, don’t even know they have it! This topic truly impacted me because both of my grandfathers that have already passed away had diabetes, so honestly diabetes is something that could be in my future. Recently, I read Sugar Nation by Jim O’Connell and I was pretty shocked from reading it and it opened my eyes to how severe the diabetes problem is in the world. The book is basically Mr. O’Connell’s recollection of being diagnosed pre-diabetic, his journey to find more information on treatment and how effective it is, and Mr. O’Connell’s father passing away from not taking care of his diabetes. Before getting into the takeaways from the book we need some definitions and to shed some perspective on how dire the diabetes problem is. So, what is diabetes? The short answer is it’s when your blood glucose or sugar is too high. How it works is when you eat food your body breaks it down into sugars that enter your bloodstream to be distributed throughout your body for energy, when this happens your pancreas releases a hormone called insulin to transport those sugars to the …show more content…
For example, most doctors recommend increasing carbohydrate consumption and decreasing protein and fat. Why is this bad? Because carbs are made of SUGARS, so if you have a problem in dealing with sugar in your blood, like diabetes, it makes no sense to increase its consumption. Doctors are not the main problem that is not the message being sent. The message is that there is things can be done to combat diabetes, it is your responsibility to ask your doctor for your options if they do not tell you. You can seek the help of a nutrition expert and personal trainer to assist you in making the lifestyle changes to fight diabetes. Get tested and tell your loved ones to get tested as
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I attended the event titled Unnatural Causes Bad Sugar on Thursday, October 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. The event centered on the ways in which many factors influence people’s lives and significantly impact health. The first part of the event centered on watching a short video that focused on the damage to health that Native American tribes faced after they lost their water. There was a large increase in the amount of Native Americans who got diabetes and who were dying. It was thought that biology and genes were one of the main causes behind the increase in diabetes, but in reality there were many other factors. Geographic location, social and economic class status, and income level has an impact on a person’s health.
The author, Smith-Morris is a researcher and associate Professor who closely studied the correlation between the Pima and diabetes. For this research, she used oral interviews and close observation of the community by living in the community for a decade. The author divided the book into five parts; she starts the first part with a metaphor of the diabetes and a native folk tale of ho’ok. In the story, the ho’ok, a folk-tale witch, whom the mothers in the Pima feared that they freely let her take away their children and eat them.
The change in research priority shows that the people’s welfare is being devalued, and the world today only concerns about the economic growth. To illustrate the potential cost of this mentality, we should consider the disease for the twentieth century, type II diabetes. With all the resources rush to finance the research in food sales, no investigation is done with the cure for the disease. Correspondingly, people with diabetes continue to suffer. Furthermore, increasingly more people would be diagnosed with it as corporations’ research successfully put more calories and sugar into our
Background: In 2007, the Rio Grande Valley area doctors and business leaders formed an association called as the Rio Grande Valley Association of Diabetes (RGVAD) which aims to provide the awareness on diabetes to the residents from Hidalgo County. RGVAD provides programs and services that focus specifically for the areas in Hidalgo County and guarantees that all grants created by this association are used by the people or residents of the Rio Grande Valley region. In recent years, Diabetes has affect approximately 18 million people which is about 9% of the population in the United States. In addition, 13 million people have diabetes and which is unknown to people.
According to the CDC, 16% of WISEWOMAN clients have diabetes, and 14% have prediabetes. This high ratio of diabetic and prediabetes clients, provides an excellent opportunity for diabetes self-management and National DPP programs to partner with WISEWOMAN, to increase access to DSME and lifestyle change programs. This presentation will provide an overview about the WISEWOMAN program, share an update on WISEWOMAN and diabetes partnerships across the country, and suggest best practices for diabetes educators to use to leverage federal resources to pay for the National DPP.
The Sugar Act Imagine not being able to use something as common as sugar without being robbed of your money. Sounds frustrating, right? That’s what happened to the American Colonists in 1764. Britain decided to tax the colonies, and the colonists didn’t even have a say in it! Sugar was one of the many things to be taxed.
Diabetes is a disease that 29.1 million people have to live with; so what is it? Diabetes is a disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body use glucose. Insulin is responsible for delivering the glucose from the bloodstream into muscles, fat, liver, and most cells to produce fuel for the body.
Thousands of people die of Diabetes every year, and it continues increasing. Bad Sugar is the fourth episode of the film Unnatural Causes. Native Americans a minority group which has been rejected by the society by taking their nature sources. The film illustrates how Diabetes type two kills and changes the lives of Native Indian. During years, Indians American had healthy life, and long life expectancy.
Diabetes does not just affect the people diagnosed, it affects everyone around them mentally, physically, and emotionally. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. That means that diabetes causes more deaths in Americans than breast cancer and AIDS combined. This is why now it is more
Everyone should have known about diabetes. Some of you might think the cause of diabetes is taking too much of sugar but this is false. Diabetes is a result from insulin hormone. Generally, Insulin hormone from pancreas will change the form of sugar in blood to energy for use in cell but diabetes is a result of an ineffective Insulin or a pancreas produces too little of Insulin hormone.
The immense amount of work I do daily just to function is invisible to most. No one sees the struggle but diabetes Is relentless and demands me to be attentive to it every hour of every day. Diabetes is certainly debilitating, demanding, and draining; however, I have still found positives in my disease. Type 1 Diabetes has given me tremendous strength, motivation to live healthy, a better perspective on life, and purpose to my future. After living 10 years with diabetes, I have learned plenty about how my body does (and unfortunately doesn’t) work and how to keep myself as healthy as possible.
Diabetes is a chronic illness caused by the impairment of natural insulin production, which results in elevated levels of glucose in a person's body. Knowledge about the disease and understanding of treatment options grew among healthcare professionals throughout the twentieth century, starting with the first insulin treatment in 1922. Along with treatment, doctors learned early in the disease's history that a timely diagnosis was essential to minimizing patient lifestyle changes, which can increase emotional stress and impair the patient's ability to properly manage their health. As diagnosis increased, it became more widely recognized among the public, as well. However, the depiction of diabetes in popular media between 1920 and 1965, especially
Real sugar is usually removed from diet products under the guise of helping customers to lose weight. The sugars are replaced with artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame (NutraSweet or Equal), saccharin (Sweet'N Low), or sucralose (Splenda). All of these sweeteners have been proven to actually cause weight gain by stimulating carbohydrate and sugar cravings. These chemicals successfully trick a brain into detecting that these products contain a sugar, so a person experiences an artificially-induced sugar crash -- only the artificial crash is worse, since there was never any real sugar for the flood of insulin to handle. Call it nature's revenge, if you like.
my heart stopped for a second as I watched my mother’s face go from anxious to distraught. My blood sugar was at 245. A non-Diabetic average should be 70-130. I burst into tears, panicking, not knowing if I had diabetes or if this could be another disease. “I don 't want to die.