WHAT IS DIABETES? Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) either because insulin production is inadequate or because the body cells don’t respond properly to insulin or both, there are three types of diabetes, type 1 is when the body doesn’t produce insulin some people usually refer to this type as insulin dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes or early onset diabetes, type 1 teenage years, people with type 1 diabetes will have to take insulin injections for the rest of their life. Type 2 diabetes is when the body doesn’t react to insulin, some people may be able to control their type 2 diabetes by losing weight ,healthy dieting ,exercise and monitoring their blood sugar levels, type 2 is a typically and progressive disease that gradually gets worse, overweight and obese people have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes because it cause the body to release chemicals that can destabilize the body cardiovascular and metabolic system, this develop in older people and those that have close relatives who have this disease or middle eastern Africans or south Asian decent also have higher risk or developing this disease. Gestational diabetes affective in woman during pregnancy, some woman have very high levels of sugar glucose in their blood as their bodies are unable to produce enough insulin to transport all the glucose into cells resulting in rising levels of glucose, these patients can control their diabetes with
Diabetes Mellitus-What is it?
Diabetes is what it is commonly known to the mass populous but its proper medical name is Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes comes from the Greek word meaning “to siphon” and Mellitus is a Latin word for “sweet” or “honey”, thus referring to sugar in the urine. It is described as a group of disorders that have a collection of symptoms that are part of the same dysfunction. To start from the root of what Diabetes Mellitus is and its different disorders, we must take a closer…
Diabetes is an illness that messes with the individual’s ability to process the energy in the food that they consume. Diabetes is a growing concern in the world as more and more individuals are being diagnosed on a daily basis. Within the community where I live there are individuals being diagnosed on a regular basis and are required to obtain the information regarding the illness where they can find it. There is a need for additional classes within the community to assist the residents. Throughout…
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There is something in the world that people are senseless for. It’s something that we just couldn’t live without and we always want more of it. That is the sweet taste of sugar whether it’s in the form of a candy bar, cake, and ice cream. Although that sweet taste that we all loves can’t be consumed by everybody. These people that I am talking about are myself and other like me. Some diabetics…
What is Diabetes?
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD
Diabetes is a condition where the body fails to utilize the ingested glucose properly. This could be due to lack of the hormone insulin or because the insulin that is available is not working effectively.
The term diabetes is the shortened version of the full name diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is derived from:
the Greek word diabetes meaning siphon - to pass through
the Latin word mellitus meaning honeyed…
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I interviewed my dad because he has diabetes and has had it for a long time. I did the interview at his house and asked him several questions about diabetes. When did he get diabetes, how old was he when he got diabetes, and how has this affected him. My dad was very helpful and gave me a lot of information about diabetes.
Question 1: How old were you when you got diabetes?
Answer 1: I think I was about 35 when…
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Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the U.S. There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. With Type 1 diabetes, your main problem is your body’s inability to produce insulin- the all-important hormone that converts blood sugar to energy. Without insulin, glucose will only continuously build up in your system. Type 1 diabetes involves about 10% of all people with diabetes in the United States. Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed during childhood or adolescence. It used to be referred…
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This is my content research that I found. This site has a lot of interesting facts about diabetes, some that I have never even heard of. One of the facts that shocked me the most is “Total deaths from diabetes are projected to rise by more than 50% in the next 10 years.” I didn’t know that Type 2 diabetes is more common than Type 1. “Type 2 accounts for around 90% of all diabetes worldwide.” If…
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…
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is to high because the body's way of converting glucose into energy is not working as it should.
What should happen?
Our body needs glucose for energy, glucose enters the bloodstream when you digest carbohydrate from various kinds of food and drink (such as brad, rice, fruit, sugar and other sweet foods).
Glucose is also provided by the liver.
In people without diabetes, a hormone provided…