Part A: Sugar study Diabetes is a condition where sugar is not processed properly in the body. If the diabetic does not take care of their condition, complications may arise which could have a significant impact of the quality of the life of the diabetic, which could reduce their life expectancy. Although there is no cure for diabetes, the diabetic can still maintain a healthy life by effectively managing their food consumption. There are three types of diabetes, type one, type two and gestational diabetes. All three types are very complex and are serious conditions that needs to be taken care of.
What is diabetes? I’m pretty sure that most of you at least once have heard about this disease, but probably not all of you are familiar to what it really is, how it’s caused and how it can damage human’s health. Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin itself is a hormone needed to allow glucose to enter body cells for energy production.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a heterogeneous syndrome characterized by abnormalities in carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Also known as "on-set diabetes" or "non-insulin-dependent diabetes". Factors that set the influence of developmening diabetes are genetic, metabolic, microbiologic and immunologic. Genetic factors include etiology of diabetes because it runs in the families. Metabolic factors involved in the etiology of diabetes are several and complex.
Type two diabetes is caused by obesity, unhealthy diet, being inactive, environmental factors, and genetics. Three of the five causes can be easily prevented by many ways. For example, you could run a mile everyday or replace chips in your meal with an apple. There are many symptoms of type two diabetes: being tied, losing weight, blurry vision, and sometimes a wound that will not heal. If someone has these symptoms, they should contact their doctor immediately.
Diabetes is a long-term disease that cause high blood sugar levels. I Have chosen this disease becuase my father has this disease so I am a little familiar with it. Below I will explain to you the two types of diabetes, healthful behaviors you can do to avoid diabetes and possible treatments for the disease. Diabetes have no symptoms but they do come in two types. Type 1 diabetes can go unnoticed but is less likely to do so.
Diabetes is an illness caused high blood sugar and metabolic disease. Hyperglycemia is due to problems production or action in insulin of biological damage caused, or both. People who have diabetes for a long time may experience damage to many parts of the body with high blood sugar, leading to a variety of organizations, particularly chronic damage to the eyes, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, nerves, and dysfunction. In general, people with Type 1 diabetes have a lack of insulin while people who have Type 2 diabetes have too little insulin or cannot use insulin effectively.
The causes of diabetes vary, but the most important risk factors: unhealthy diet, obesity and physical inactivity (2). World health organization (WHO) concluded that risk factors are associated with chronic diseases; hence are the challenges of the century of
Type two diabetes can cause many issues and problems for the person involved. For example, one can develop kidney disease due to the fact that high levels of blood sugar make the kidneys filter too much blood. Waste products start to build up in the blood and eventually the kidney starts to fail. Secondly, diabetes can also cause amputations and blindness to occur in severe matters. The cause of nerve damage and poor circulation makes the feet and lower legs at risk of amputation.
Diabetes mellitus type two is a metabolic disorder that is categorized by hyperglycaemia in the context of insulin resistance and relation lack of insulin. It comprises of over ninety percent of people with diabetes around the world. The effect of such illnesses is excess body weight and physical inactivity. More than eighty percent of diabetes deaths occur in third world countries like the Tohono O’odham and the Pima Indians of southern Arizona, more than half of all adults in that population have diabetes and that is within every ten people, there are at least five people who have type two diabetes. Why did it happen?
Diabetes is three times more common than 20 years ago. Mortality, even with the increase in incidence and prevalence the mortality rates have remained reasonably unchanged. Diabetes is the 8th leading specific cause of death for both males and females accounting for 1,923 deaths or 2.7% of all deaths in males, and 1,887, or 2.8%of deaths in females. Diabetes is also a contributing cause of death in about 10% of all deaths for both males and females. The trends in death rates of diabetes as the underlying cause increased from 15.8 to 16.5 per 100,000 between 1980 and 2007.
The model type 2 diabetes is a non insulin dependent diabetes, it is also when the body cannot use insulin properly. Primary prevention goal is to prevent the disease before it starts. An approach to primary prevention of type 2 diabetes is through lifestyle changes that favorably influence insulin sensitivity like avoiding obesity, exercising and eating healthy. Secondary prevention goal is early detection followed by by prompt treatment. For this model secondary prevention is screening and prevention of other diabetic complications through treatment or avoiding of coexisting risk factors.
In reality, nobody should know better than ourselves what is happening in our own body. When we care about ourselves, we become aware of many signs that we didn’t notice before. It is the beginning of our studies of diabetes self management, and as time and experiences go, we do become
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.
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
There are approximately 350 million individuals living with DM worldwide. In the United States, the rate of T2DM has increased in individuals of AA descent with the prevalence rate escalating in the past 30 years and has quadrupled. AAs above 20 years of age are 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with DM than the Caucasians. They accounted for 10.8% of all individual with diabetes (CDC, 2015). A comparison of rates of diagnosis of diabetes mellitus by ethnicity and race disclosed that in 2010 the AAs diagnosed for diabetes were 13.2% of 29.1 million Americans (ADA, 2014).