A Report On Diabetes And Diabetes Essay example

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This report is about diabetes. The reason I chose to do this paper on diabetes is because it has affected not only myself but my husband as well. We have both developed a lot of the complications that go hand and hand with this disease as you will be able to read about. This paper contains the types, causes, symptom’s, diagnosis, treatments and preventions of diabetes. It will also include the danger, discomfort and hardships that this disease can cause. I used several websites during the research of this paper. Some of the cites used for researching this paper that was invaluable was the Medical News Today, American Diabetes Association, ABC News and Personal Experiences: Self/Family/Family History.

Diabetes is a disease that affects 18.2 million people in the United States alone. This disease is caused by your body’s inability to produce enough insulin which in turns causes high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. There are three main types of diabetes--Type I, which affects primarily the younger population; Type II, which primarily affects the population above 40; and gestational diabetes, which affects women during their pregnancy. While scientists do not know what causes diabetes, they are always working on better ways of treatment and constantly looking for a cure. Some examples of the current factors are heredity, being overweight, and problems with beta cells, which are located in the pancreas. Diabetes can result in blurred vision, retinopathy,…

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