Diabetes is the primary cause of death for 71,382 americans each year. It kills more Americans every year than aids and breast cancer combined. According to the center for disease control and prevention, diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. It can cause serious health problems for anyone including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and even amputation. Diabetes can affect anyone in any age group. Today I will explain to you a little bit about what diabetes is, the symptoms, and how you can treat and prevent this disease. Imagine all the food you eat for example, coffee, cake, meat, bread, fuit, they all have some sort of sugar. That sugar you consume turns into blood glucose which is produced in your muscles and liver. Your blood carries the glucose to your body's cells to be used for energy. The pancrease which helps with digestion, releases a hormone known as insulin. Insulin helps to distribute blood glucose to all your body's cells. In some cases your body can't produce enough insulin. This in return won' t let glucose get to your body's cells. When blood glucose cells get to high it can cause diabetes or other health problems. The American Diabetes Association states that there are two types of Diabetes, Type I diabetes and type II diabetes. Type I is usually found in children and young adults. Someone with type I diabetes can't produce insulin at all. Only 5% of diabetics have this form a disease. Type II diabetes is when your body produces high levels of glucose. Overtime your body can't keep up and your body can't produce enough insulin. KidHealth.org states that type II is the most common form of diabetes. About 6 million people 18 years and older in the United States have type II diabetes and don't even know it. So then how do you find out? Some common warning signs in both type I and II diabetes include dehydration, increased fatigue, bigger apetites, frequent urination, blurry vision, weight loss, sores that don't heal, and in some cases no symptoms. The U.S Department of health and Human Services states that people overweight and over the age of 45 have a higher risk factor of…
reference that will help you understand how the two forms of diabetes mellitus differ. Maintaining proper levels of insulin is critical for diabetes patients. The means by which insulin can be regulated depends upon which type of diabetes a patient has.
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Diabetes is usually a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin, resistance to insulin, or both.
To understand diabetes, it is important to first understand the normal process by which food is broken down and used by the body for energy. Several things happen when food is digested:
• A sugar called glucose enters the bloodstream…
1. Identify the cause of the disease or deficiency. If it is caused by a virus or bacteria, provide the scientific name.
-Type 2 diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or when the pancreas stops producing enough insulin. Exactly why this happens is unknown, although genetics and environmental factors, such as excess weight and not exercising, seem to be contributing factors.
2. List all the parts of the body affected by the disease.
-Type II diabetes affects…
Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of diabetes mellitus.
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Formerly known as “Juvenile onset” or “insulin-dependent diabetes. Type 1 is the end result of a long-standing process in which the body’s own T cells attack and destroy pancreatic beta (B) cells, which are the source of the body’s insulin.
Autoantibodies (an antibody, produced by B cells in response to an altered “self” antigen on one type of the body’s own cells,…
Diabetes Case Study
NUR427: Health and Chronic Disease Management
Instructor: Shannon Smith
Glucose, which is commonly called blood sugar, can be vital to the human body. Diabetes Mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar. In this essay, Diabetes type two as it relates to a fictional case study will be analyzed. The case study will focus on Jenna Riley, a 14-year-old female who was recently diagnosed with diabetes type two…
People’s participation in physical activity is influenced by the built, natural and social environments in which they live as well as by personal factors such as sex and age and ability, time and motivation. Physical activity is an essential component of any strategy that aims to seriously address the problems of sedentary living and obesity among adults. Physical activity is beneficial to health at all ages. It is especially important to the healthy development of children and…
diabetes.org Diabetes has changed drastically over the years. There are more people suffering from Type 2 than ever before. However, the treatment of Diabetes has improved. Today we have advanced blood tests and more efficient ways of delivering insulin, such as pumps that replace the need for constant injections.
Currently there are over 25 million people in the United States alone that suffer from a form of Diabetes. 7 million people out of that 25 million are living with Diabetes and are undiagnosed…
This paper deals about the study of diabetes mellitus, the pathology, types of diabetes, further complications if not controlled and management for the prevention of this disease. Diabetes refers to a set of several different diseases. All types of diabetes result in too much sugar, or glucose, in the blood. To understand why this happens it helps to understand how the body usually works. When you eat, your body breaks down your food into simpler forms such as glucose. The glucose goes into your…
20 November 2013
“Diabetes Mellitus is defined as a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/ or use insulin” (American Diabetes Association). Diabetes is characterized by hyperglycemia or above normal amounts of glucose (sugar) in the blood and urine, resulting from an inability to use carbohydrates. Diabetics may go into a coma when their blood glucose levels get very high. Low…
April 21, 2015
Diabetes is a lifelong, dangerous, and costly disease that is becoming too common in our country. In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% had diabetes. That is up 3.3 million, or 1% from 2010 (American Diabetes Association, 2014). According to the Center for Disease Control, diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in America (Center for Disease Control, 2014). Whether type 1 or type 2, diabetes occurs when levels of glucose in the blood climb…