A Short Note On Diabetes, Prevalence, And Preventative Measures Of Type 2 Diabetes

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Introduction Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest health problems in the United States today. It is a condition characterized by the body 's inability to use or produce insulin efficiently, which then causes the individual to have high blood glucose levels. For less serious cases, people diagnosed have to increase physical activity and monitor their diet, which is enough to control their blood glucose levels. However, some more serious cases have to take tablets or insulin regularly. If left untreated, the person with have immensely high blood glucose levels and are at risk of falling into a diabetic coma (Type 2 Diabetes: Overview, 2014).
Statement of Purpose The purpose of this report is to examine, via a review of literature, the causes of the onset of Type 2 Diabetes, the causes of Type 2 Diabetes, prevalence, and the preventative measures of Type 2 Diabetes. Informing more people of the extent of the problem will push people in the United States to work towards ways of preventing this problem in the future.
Causes of Type 2 Diabetes The primary cause of Type 2 Diabetes is related to defects in insulin production, and/or the over availability of glucose. The primary role of insulin in the body is to relocate glucose from the blood into the body’s cells. In a healthy resting person, insulin production generally increases soon after glucose is ingested, which initiates a progressive decline in blood glucose concentrations toward or below the fasting levels. However,…

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