diabetes

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Statistics show that there are 25.8 million children and adults in the United States and 8.3% of the population have diabetes (Statistics about Diabetes). There are so many people that are diagnosed with diabetes, everyday no matter the age. For many diabetes can be controlled or prevent just by eating right and being active. While there is no cure for Type 1 diabetes, it may be possible to make the chance less likely to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes by knowing what diabetes has been, ways diabetes can be accumulated, the preventions of diabetes and the different types of diabetes. Diabetes is known to be the “sugar disease.” Diabetes mellitus, more commonly referred to simply as diabetes, is a chronic disease in which high levels of glucose (sugar) build up in the blood stream (“Diabetes”). In Greek diabetes comes from the word siphon which is a bent tube that liquid comes from. In Latin the word Mellitus means sweet as honey. Characteristic symptoms of diabetes are being very thirst and passing of urine that contains glucose. 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. Glucose and insulin play major roles in diabetes. There are many types of diabetes; Type 1 and Type 2 are the most common. Type 1 diabetes usu... ... middle of paper ... ...etes. In the future the scientists and doctors will become closer to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes. If the obesity rate does not decrease there is a chance that there will be younger children being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Work cited Bowden, Jonny. "Blood Sugar Battles: How To Prevent, Treat, And Even Cure Type 2 Diabetes." Better Nutrition 73.11 (2011): 44-50. Health Source - Consumer Edition. Web. 4 Apr. 2014. “Diabetes.” Diabetes (0-929661-16-8) (2012)1-75. Health Source- Consumer Edition. Web. 3 Apr. 2014. Statistics About Diabetes. American Diabetes Association, 1195-2014. Web. 4 Apr. 2014. "Type 1 Diabetes; New vaccine may stop progression, clinical trial results suggest." Vaccine Weekly. 16 Jul. 2003: 31. eLibrary. Web. 04 Apr. 2014. 7 Skills You Need To Develop To Manage Your Diabetes. Joslin Diabetes Center, 2014. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.

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