Diabetes : The Body 's Levels Of Blood Sugar And The Hormone Insulin

1041 Words Oct 19th, 2015 5 Pages
Diabetes is a condition in which the body’s levels of blood sugar and the hormone insulin are out of balance. It is one of the most common diseases in the United States, and its numbers are constantly rising. There are three main forms of diabetes. Type 1, in which the body does not make enough insulin, Type 2, in which the body does not make enough insulin or it doesn’t use the insulin properly, and Gestational which occurs only during pregnancy. Type one diabetes is when the body does not make enough insulin. People usually have type one because they are born with it and is passed down through genes of a family member. My oldest brother has type one diabetes, and was diagnosed at the age of nine. When my brother first found out he had diabetes he had troubles controlling it. He did not know what to do and had to go to school and people would always point and ask questions. Now that he is older he does a lot better with controlling his diabetes. Some of the symptoms of diabetes is heavy thirst, increased hunger, pain in the belly, and frequent urination. My brother had these symptoms when my mom had taken him in to the doctors to get him checked out because she knew something was not right. Some tests doctors do when checking for diabetes, especially type one, is urine tests to check glucose or chemicals your body make when you do not have enough insulin. When treating diabetes, it is not easy, it takes a while to get used to and is a process. Many people with type one…

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