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Undetected, diabetes can become deadly. In a recent World Health Organization report “Diabetes Action Now: An Initiative of the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation,” it states that “32 million deaths worldwide are attributable to diabetes every year” (4). Also “the number of people with diabetes will be more than double over the next 20 years, reaching a total of 366 million by 2030”(9). To better understand this disease, the function of insulin within the body must first be addressed. Insulin, the most important hormone in the body, allows the body to store and use glucose, which in turn, produces energy.
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Type two is more common of the two types and affects more than ninety percent of the United States population. Does sugar cause diabetes? “Diabetes affects more than twenty million Americans which is 2.8 percent of the population” (Diabetes). The populations generally affected by diabetes usually have had family members that had the disease, over the age of forty five, have heart disease, overweight, and don’t get enough exercise. This unwanted disease works its way into even the strongest of people who have had no symptoms.
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Diabetes is one of the main causes of illness and death worldwide. Nearly 25.8 million people of the U.S population have diabetes (Mathur). In the world, about 18.8 billion people of all races, children and adults of all ages, are diagnosed with this disease (Mathur). Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Glucose is an important source of energy for the cells that makes up the muscle tissue in the body.