Essay about A Brief Note On Diabetes And A Diabetic Body

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Scientist estimate that there will be about 30 million people with diabetes in China alone in 2025. There are two different types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is more common with hereditary and more effects children who are born with it. Type 2 is most commonly developed over time with poor diet and exercise. Type 1 injects insulin medicine because their body stops producing the natural insulin, substitute of a hormone form the pancreas, to control blood sugar. Type 2 is where the body still produces insulin naturally, but not enough to help control blood sugar. Some Type 2 to diabetics take insulin, but most start taking insulin until seven years after diagnosed. 95% of the people who do have diabetes, have Type 2. Food is taken for granted until one gets diagnosed with the scariest disease, diabetes.

Carbohydrates can have a dramatic change on a diabetic body. Everyone loves pasta, bread, potatoes and rice. The body loves carbohydrates and sucks them up like a mini vacuum. According to American Diabetes Association, there are currently three main types of carbohydrates; starch, sugar and fiber (Types). Steven Dowshen, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist, who is the Chief Medical Editor of Teen Health, states, "The foods we eat contain nutrients that provide energy and other things the body needs, and one of these is carbohydrates" (Downshen). When one eats food with carbohydrates, the body breaks down the carbohydrates and turns it into sugar, more medically…

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