What Is Diabetes Essay

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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