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
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 Metab J
v.36(6); 2012 Dec
Diabetes Metab J. 2012 Dec; 36(6): 399–403.
Published online 2012 Dec 12. doi: 10.4093/dmj.2012.36.6.399
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