The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that “the majority of patients with diabetes are 20 years old or older, of whom about 13 million are men and 12.6 million are women” (Hilaire, Woods). The article goes on to state that “in 2007, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States” (Hilaire, Woods). Because of its ser... ... middle of paper ... ...febvre, Prof. "Diabetes Action Now: An Initiative of the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation." Http://www.who.int/diabetes/actionnow/en/DANbooklet.pdf. World Health Organization, 2004.
or Who can help me? Treating Type 2 diabetes is quite simple, but it is a complete lifestyle change. The contrast of what could happen if the seven essential skills are not developed can cause illnesses and can lead to amputations. Newly diagnosed patients have seven essential skills to be developed in order to manage diabetes: eating healthy, staying active, body monitoring, taking medication, problem solving, reducing risks, and healthy coping. Eating healthy food is a major part of lifestyle change when first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
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It also continues to be a critical risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and foot or leg amputations”(Diabetes: Differences). Exercise is incredibly beneficial to diabetics by helping them control their blood glucose levels, and increasing insulin sensitivity. “Glucose is the fuel the muscles use to keep you going”(American Diabetes 275). I know from personal experience that exercise makes a big difference in a diabetic’s blood sugar levels. Exercise helps lower diabetics A1C.
Having less insulin produced by the pancreas or having a reaction to insulin results in the symptoms of diabetes. Glucose is a sugar that energizes the body. Glucose is produced by the liver and the rest comes from digesting sugars and starches. Insulin is a hormone produced by beta cells in a part of the pancreas known as the islets of Langerhans (“Diabetes”). Insulin has many responsibilities which include monitoring the amount of glucose the liver makes and making sure the right amount of glucose goes into the cells from the blood stream.
Oklahoma has an overall ranking of a 44 percentile in diabetes from the years 1996-2013 (Core, 1). According to the published national diabetes fact sheet from 2011, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States of America have diabetes. There are 18.8 million people diagnosed, 7 million people undiagnosed, and approximately 79 million that are pre-diabetic. The ratio of diabetes in children and adolescent, under the age of 20, is about 1 in every 400 children have diabetes (Statistics, 1). Type 1 Diabetes can account for five to ten percent of diagnosed cases of diabetes, although it is the leading cause of diabetes in children of all ages.
Type II diabetes comprises about 90% of all diabetes cases according to the World Health Organization in its Diabetes Fact Sheet N°312 (2013). On the Lebanese ground, 7.70% of the Lebanese population has diabetes, making for a rank of 80 in the world (IDF, 2013). Considering how small Lebanon is in comparison to other countries, this number is relatively high. The increasing incidence of diabetes (type II specifically) can scientifically be accorded to factors such as the aging of the world’s population since it is most common in the 40 to 59 years old age group (IDF, 2013), a decrease in physical activity (secondary to lifestyle changes that have occurred this century, and especially i... ... middle of paper ... ...utions.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Prevent-Amputations.pdf Shaw, J. E. et al. (2010).