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.…
Imagine what you would do, if you had to watch every little thing that you eat. That is what diabetics have to do to survive. I am going to speak to you today about the different types of diabetes, how diabetics take cares of them, and about the future of diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, the main type of sugar in the blood.
I. Today I will inform you about the 2 types of diabetes Type 1 and Type 2.
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.…
Answer 1: I think I was about 35 when I got diabetes. That was abut the time when my wife and I got divorced and my kids went to live with her so I started eating unhealthy. I also was spending more time at work which is a desk job so I was sitting down all day and didn't have time to exercise.
Question 2: What were your eating habits before you got diabetes?…
Under 20 years of age
• 215,000, or 0.26% of all people in this age group have diabetes
• About 1 in every 400 children and adolescents has diabetes
Age 20 years or older
• 25.6 million, or 11.3% of all people in this age group have diabetes
Age 65 years or older
• 10.9 million, or 26.9% of all people in this age group have diabetes
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“Explaining Diabetes to Kids.” Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Diabetes
Research Institute Foundation, 2014. Web. 24 October 2014.
The “Explaining Diabetes to Kids” article focuses mainly on what diabetes really is. The article states “diabetes means too much sugar (glucose) in the blood.” Most children are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and that is where the pancreas is unable to make enough insulin for your body to regulate properly.…
However, more than half of all people with type 2 diabetes require insulin to control their blood sugar levels at some point in the course of their illness. If someone suspects they have diabetes there are some symptoms. Hunger can be one, if you’re eating enough or even more than what you need, but you still end up feeling hungry. This is because the glucose coming from the food you eat isn't being converted to energy.…
-Type II diabetes affects the heart, eyes, kidneys, and nerves.
3. How does the disease affect each of the above- mentioned parts of the body, in other words what are the symptoms of the disease?
- Diabetes contributes to high blood pressure and is associated with high cholesterol that increases the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease. The same way how diabetes affects the heart, high blood pressure and cholesterol raises the risk of strokes.…
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.…