30 March 2015
Curious Researcher Chapter 4 Section 4.1:
“What is Diabetes? How does it affect people?”
Diabete is a metabolic disorder where a body has high blood sugars either because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), they will become increasingly thirsty
(polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia). There are many ways that it can affect one person’s life.
Many people lose limbs, sight, hearing, etc. Just in the year of 2013, it was estimated that over
382 million people throughout the world had diabetes (Williams textbook of endocrinology).
There are three types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational. Type 1 Diabetes requires an insulin pump because these diabetics don’t produce enough. Type 2 diabetics are the ones that don’t produce enough insulin, but can be managed with medication and healthier diets.
Gestational diabetes is the diabetes that affects a woman when she is pregnant. When a woman has gestational diabetes, the baby is 60% to inherit type 1 diabetes.
“What kind of research is going into a cure? Is there one?”
There is no cure for diabetes. It’s a rarity, but people can get rid of their type 2 diabetes, but not type 1. Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed to those people who are generally
overweight. To manage your blood sugar levels, you can check your glucose levels frequently.
Take your medication regularly, and balance your food intake with medication, exercise, stress management, and good sleep habits.
Thesis from a Question of Value
Based on the number of young drivers that have been involved in texting and driving accidents, I believe that police departments need to enforce stricter laws to prevent so many younger people from getting hurt.
Thesis from a Question of Policy
In the debate over should young drivers be prohibited from texting and driving period,
I’m persuaded that the best thing to do is enforce stricter laws that will prevent from maybe not stopping all of, but hopefully a majority of it.
Thesis from a Question of Interpretation
The pattern in texting and driving that is the most interesting is that young people may think that they’re getting better at hiding their phone while they’re driving, but the law enforcement notices when you