Diabetes Essay

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The World Health Organization (WHO) released an official report in 1999, in which the agency meticulously outlined the definition, diagnosis, classification and complications of Diabetes Mellitus (known commonly as simply Diabetes). Diabetes, the WHO reported, is a metabolic disorder resulting from the faulty secretion or action of insulin. It can cause severe long-term damage to various vital organs, and even possibly organ failure. There are two main types of Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 Diabetes develops most often during childhood or adolescence. Type 2 Diabetes is usually a result of obesity, lack of exercise and unhealthy eating habits. In both types the patient requires regular doses of insulin to control blood glucose levels (WHO, 1999). A third of Americans either have Diabetes or pre-Diabetes, making it a very serious and widespread concern. Obesity is increasing astronomically and with it, all its complications, such as heart disease, America’s number one killer. Type 2 Diabetes, being directly correlated with obesity is also on a meteoric rise. However, studies sh...

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