I will never forget the day my life was changed forever; the day I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. In the matter of 24 hours, I was taught how to calculate carbohydrates, check my blood sugar, and give myself insulin shots. Among learning how to act as my own pancreas, I was told I could do anything I could have before my diagnoses. I took this statement to heart and never let diabetes stop me from reaching my goals.
Diabetes is on the rise and is becoming a major health issue in Australia. It can be hard to determine the extent of diabetes as there is an estimated large number of cases that remain undiagnosed. Approximately 275 adults in Australia develop diabetes every day that means more than 100,000 annually. This equates to 8 adults in every 1,000. Over five years, people with previously known the incidence of diabetes has raised significantly over the past 20 years. In 2007–08, 898 800 people or 4.1 per cent of the Australian population reported that they had medically diagnosed diabetes. The rate for diabetes was higher for males than females in most age groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have one of the highest prevalence rates
“ The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” This quote is by Moliere and it is one of Abigail Fernihough’s favorite quotes. Fernihough is 15 years old; she is on the high school volleyball team. In her free time, she enjoys reading and participating in art. Abigail Fernihough is a freshman at Bryan High School who has diabetes and has a very important story to tell. Diabetes is a disease that 29.1 million people have to live with; so what is it?
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? Nearly a century ago, type two diabetes were merely indefinite to those people. In fact, there is only one case of
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.
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. Also, fertility and pregnancy issues can arise. High blood levels can cause birth defects in the child which is why it is necessary to maintain the certain levels of glucose. This also raises the chance of having a miscarriage and diabetes complications after the child is delivered. PCOS is related to diabetes due to its resistance of insulin. This causes the infertility of women, which may lead to high insulin levels. Much of this can all be prevented by maintain certain blood levels and keeping up with your body.
My name is Mitra Rahimi; I am 18 years old and I am of Native American heritage. According to the Native American Heritage Month website, the United States established November as Native American Heritage in 1990. Establishing it as a national month, has given me a lot of pride knowing it is a unique thing to be Native American and it is something that my people deserve to be happy about. I was raised in a mixed culture household, American and Native American. My mother being of Choctaw descent, she taught my brother and I the cultural aspects of our
The American Heart Association has claimed the average adult intakes about 22 tablespoons of sugar. With 4 grams per tablespoon, that’s 88 grams of sugar consumed on a single day. The recommended daily intake for an average adult who works out is 25 grams, about 6 tablespoons. We may not notice it with the different names labeled on packages and because we’re not visually seeing this many tablespoons, it’s easy to keep eating the same way. However, the impact of sugar is still detrimental. American’s are seeing the results of poor eating habits in their everyday lives and especially in their health. The United States is quickly becoming the fattest nation and one of the sickest without anyone stopping to really process that. Cardiovascular diseases are now something common among both kids and adults and the only way to change how things are now is to realize there’s something wrong in the first place.
People with diabetes are prone to skin problems and need to take careful care of their skin. It is also important to have clean hands, especially before glucose testing. Consider whether people with diabetes should use antibacterial wipes, sanitizers and/or hygiene towelettes.
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.
That bump you see underneath my shirt is not my cell phone, but my insulin pump. The scars on my finger tips aren’t freckles, but scars from testing my blood sugar over and over each day. I am just your average teenager when it comes to school, family, and friends. But when it comes to my health, I am not so average. I face the not-so-average questions of, “Why do you have a wire hanging from your hip?”, “Do you need to go shoot up your drugs?”, and the best one yet- “You eat salad everyday. how did you get diabetes? You’re so skinny, I don’t understand!”
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. Examples of coexisting risk factors are hypertension or smoking. Tertiary Prevention goal is the limitation of disability and rehabilitation. It is also
Diabetes is a major health concern affecting millions upon millions of Americans today. Among the Mexican American population, Hispanics are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than non-Hispanic whites (Valencia, Oropesa, Hogue & Florez, 2014). One in three people are prediabetic while one in four people do not even know they have diabetes (CDC). Being prediabetic means the person has higher than normal blood sugar levels but the levels are not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetic. There are three types of diabetes, type 2 being the most common among adults and even children. What contributes to acquiring diabetes is being overweight or obese, poor diet and physical inactivity. Once diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, one must consistently
My claim is that their is a difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The evidence to support my claim is that type 1 diabetes destroys insulin production by attacking its own beta cells while Type 2 is all about insulin resistance. Diabetes is a very common disease. Type 1 makes the body attack its own beta cells which destroys insulin production. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the level of glucose. Without insulin there would be too much sugars in the bloodstream. This is unhealthy. Type 2 starts with insulin resistance, that means that the cells don’t react to insulin normally. Insulin typically binds to receptors on the cell surface which activates the cells