...s. The medical institutions with diabetic supplies should intervene and reinforce continual education and medical support while the research centers should be encouraged to invent new drugs to treat diabetes.
Ninety-eight billion dollars is spent every year in the United States in order to treat diabetes. As there is still no cure, research hasn’t stopped. Just because a person has diabetes doesn’t mean their life has to be over. With proper management, diet, exercise, education and support, a person doesn’t have to be overtaken by diabetes instead take over diabetes. Control is key to the lifestyle adjustment that a diabetic patient needs.
Diabetes is a serious disease that is increasing in numbers everyday. Being educated about the disease and the risks are important for maintaining personal health and and prevention of the disease. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, therefore a living healthy is necessary for a long life and disease prevention.(CDC).
Insulin (originated from insula, a Latin word for island) is the internal secretion of the pancreas formed by the groups of cells called the islets of Langerhans which was discovered by a medical student in 1869 (Allen). This hormone is needed to enable glucose to enter the cells and provide energy. On the path to diabetes curing, in 1889, Oscar Minkowski took a dog’s pancreas out and days later, flies started to fest on its urine. Come to find out, there was sugar in the dog’s urine (Enerson). The discovery of this was amazing. Fast forward a decade or three, in 1922, Frederick Banting and Charles Best made the best discovery using insulin. During this time, preparations of insulin were taken from pigs and cattle (Allen). It was extracted from pancreas tissues crudely. Sadly, the pigs and cattle did not get out of this happy. Now it is made by genetic engineering which is the direct manipulation of an organism’s genome using biotechnology. So no one or nothing is being endangered (Allen). Lucky pigs!
Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that has affected more than 140 million people in the world. This disease, results from the attack of the killer T-cells of the immune system upon the ?-cells in the pancreas that produces insulin. (Lin et al., 2001). Until recently, this disease could only be treated with daily insulin injections and adherence to a strict, low glucose diet. With more than ninety percent of diabetics at risk for future complications like heart disease, blindness, and renal failure, diabetes has developed into more than just a medical issue. Diabetes is also becoming largely an emotional and economic issue. Victims of this disease have no choice but to adjust their lives around the only object that could change their lives?a daily injection that may cost 50% of the annual income in developing countries and up to 600% in non-developed countries. New technology th...
The passage of time has led to a greater understanding of the management and treatment of Diabetes mellitus. Diabetes affects over 21 million Americans (U.S Government , 2006). Despite considerable progress in the treatments and technology for type1 diabetes including improved insulin pumps and accurate monitors, glycemic control goals often remain out of reach. The transition from simple urine sugar screening tests to sophisticated meters and reagent strips systems to monitor glucose has now emerged into a whole new perspective for diabetes treatment (S.F.CLARKE, 2012). Artificial Pancreas technology is an emerging and revolutionary development in diabetes care (Artificial Pancreas Project).
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death listed in the United States, and kills more than breast cancer and AIDS combined. “In 1996 diabetes alone contributed to more than 162,000 deaths"(Lewis 1367). Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that resists the effects of insulin or doesn’t produce enough to maintain a normal glucose level . Everyday medications are being prescribed to help the treatment of Diabetes type 2 however the risks that come with taking these medications seem to be disregarded by majority of the patients. Is the society possibly rejecting healthier alternatives which could treat this costly disease?. With much speculation, this topic has become a very intriguing argument and an even greater puncture to our confidence in the progress of science to treat this illness. People must become educated in health and exercise through Diabetes education program's in order to understand how important it is to take part in a healthy lifestyle for the sake of preventing and even reversing this deadly disease.
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During the year 1889, two researchers, Joseph Von Mering and Oskar Minkowski, had discovered the disease that is known today as diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the insulin levels (a hormone produced in unique cells called the islets of Langerhans found in the pancreas) in the bloodstream are irregular and therefore affect the way the body uses sugars, as well as other nutrients. Up until the 1920’s, it was known that being diagnosed with diabetes was a death sentence which usually affected “children and adults under 30.” Those who were diagnosed were usually very hungry and thirsty, which are two of the symptoms associated with diabetes. However, no matter how much they ate, their bodies wouldn’t be able to use the nutrients due to the lack of insulin. This would lead to a very slow and painful death. In 1922, four Canadian researchers by the names of Frederick G. Banting, Charles H. Best, John J.R. MacLeod, and James B. Collip had discovered a way to separate insulin in the pancreas of dogs and prepare it in such a way so that it can be used to treat diabetic patients. In the year 2008, there were 1,656,470 people who suffered from diabetes in Canada, and by 2010, it is predicted that this disease will take over the lives of 285 million people . Although there is no cure for diabetes, the treatment of prepared insulin is prolonging the lives of diabetics and allowing them to live freely. The discovery of insulin was important and significant in Canada’s history because Banting was a Canadian medical scientist who had a purpose in finding a treatment for diabetes, its discovery has saved lives and improved the quality of life of those suffering from this disease, and it showed the world Canada’s medical technology was ...
Diabetes is a disease that is very common in the world. Early detection of diabetes can significantly decrease the risk of it getting worse throughout a person’s life. There are symptom...
6. Type one diabetes is caused by the pancreas’ inhibition to create insulin, Stem cell research could be used in cell therapy once again to aid the pancreas to get back in shape so to speak, potentially curing type one diabetes.
As technology has evolved so has the tools to effectively manage diabetes. What has changed since then and now is the question. During the 1960s people who were suspected to have diabetes monitored their urine through a urine test kit which showed blue if no sugar was present and orange if it was detected along with a fixed dose of insulin that was taken once or twice a day (Sattley, 2015; Deeb, 2008, p. 78). In 1961 the first single use syringe was created which reduced the amount of pain from injections as well as the time-consuming ritual of boiling needles and glass syringes (Sattley, 2015). The development of the portable glucose meter was created in 1969 although it was costly and the size of a calculator it reached the population that