Essay about Diabetes: Diabetes Mellitus and Fasting Sugar Test

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Ida Bryant March 2, 2013 ENG 101 Diabetes has become increasingly common in our cincitity. Children are starting to acquire this disease at a young age. Our children are overweight, not eating healthy and are lacking in exercises in their daily routine, yes! Some people acquired this disease from a lack of insulin in there hormones but the majority doesn’t . In my family especially on my father’s side there is diabetes. My aunt had to have several fingers and toes amputated because of this disease. I have always tried to make sure that me and my children eat healthy and maintain an active life style. I know that it will depend on other things as well, but I will do my best to make sure that it doesn’t carry over. So when I finished school I never thought that I would have been have been working with children and their families that have diabetes. Working in a pediatrics office with so many different practices you are going to see all kinds of different diagnoses. But I love my job and what I do. I interact with so many different types of patient’s everyday. So a day in Pediatric Clinic for me could be working in any one of the many clinics general pediatrics, working in clinic surgery, diabetes, endocrine, pulmonary and even eating disorders. But the one that hit home to me was Diabetes and Endocrine because it runs in my family. We do a test called A1C for patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes or they come for endocrine. A1C is a Glycated Hemoglobin (A1C) test that is what we use here at the clinic to test are patients. This is a blood test that indicates an average blood sugar level for the past two or three months .I works by measuring the percentage of blood sugar attached to hemoglobin, the oxygen – carrying protein in red blood the higher the blood sugar level, the more hemoglobin that the sugar has attached. An AC1level of 6.5 percent or higher on two separate tests indicates .Another test your doctor might use