Type 1 Diabetes Essay

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Diabetes can be defined from two different perspectives. A medical’s perspective is defined as a series of metabolic condition linked to hyperglycaemia and caused by defects in insulin secretion, and some complications include the eyes, kidneys and peripheral nerves. A patient’s perspective is defined as a lifelong condition requiring change in your daily diet, monitoring blood levels and visits to the doctor. There are four different categories of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an inadequate production of insulin to the pancreas, usually in children and young adults. Type 2 diabetes is when your body is insulin resistance, the most common. Gestational diabetes is during pregnancy when a mother’s body is not able to make or use all
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I exercise after work for 45 minutes on the treadmill. I check my blood before breakfast, after lunch, and before dinner.
Day Six: I did 30 minutes of cardio this morning. I took my lunch today, and had breakfast at work. I check my blood before breakfast, after lunch, and before dinner.
Day Seven: I did 20 minutes of cardio. I took my breakfast and lunch today. I check my blood after breakfast, before lunch, and before dinner.
My blood level ranged from 80 to 87 when I took the readings on an empty stomach. My blood level ranged from 88-101 when I took the readings after eating, even very little sugar was presented. My blood level reading was 107 after sharing a dessert with my husband after dinner. The experience was a lot and having to do this routine on a daily basis for the rest of my life could possibly bring some depression. I have a clue of what it feels like to be a diabetic, but I would not want to do this every day. I learned eating healthy and exercising is a lifestyle change and the benefits are not being on medication. I am currently on 5mg of high blood pills, and according to my doctor it’s hereditary, but I will remain to eat healthy and exercise because I feel awesome

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