Biology: Diabetes Frequent Urination Essay

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There are about 26 million people living with diabetes in the United States. Which equals to about 8.3% of the U.S population.
The annual cost of diabetes for 2007 in United States is 218 billion dollars. Which is equal to the GDP of the state of Michigan or the country of Argentina
Diabetes can lead to serious complications and is a leading cause of death It causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.
Diabetes mellitus, or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body's ability: to produce insulin (no key) to use insulin (lock is damaged)

You A locked room You get into room Key to the lock No key Lock is damaged Glucose Cell Glucose gets into cell Insulin No insulin No response to insulin

Gestational diabetes = diabetes during pregnancy Type 1 Diabetes
Frequent urination
Unusual thirst
Extreme hunger
Unusual weight loss
Extreme fatigue and Irritability

Type 2 Diabetes
Any of the type 1 symptoms
Frequent /recurring infections
Blurred vision
Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet Often people can have type 2 diabetes for a long time without showing any symptoms !!!
Diabetes increases your risk for:
1.Heart disease and stroke
2.High blood pressure
3.Blindness : retinopathy4.Kidney disease: failure
5.Skin infections and disease
6.Nervous system disease
7.Lower-limb amputations
8.Dental disease: periodontitis
9.Complications of pregnancy

Risk factors for diabetes