Diabetes Type 1 And Type 2

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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 …show more content…
Normally when one material is taken out of something, there has to be a substitute. "If you eat lots of so-called "sugar-free" foods, they may have replaced sucrose (sugar) with sweet tasting substances like sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, isomalt, and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates" states Joslin Diabetes Center (Can). The substances that were listed, that many have probably never hear of before, are called sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohol is where the substances are not sugar but are high in carbohydrates, which trick most people. Many companies now who make, cookies, gum, candy and chocolate are starting to made sugar-free foods. These foods trick many diabetics because they think they make the healthy, right choice. The sugar-free foods will still rise the blood sugar because of the carbohydrates that have been secretly put in the foods. Anahad O 'Connor, a reporter for the New York Times, who covers the health and nutrition, states, "while sugar alcohols provide fewer calories than regular sugar — in general about 1.5 to 3 calories per gram, compared with 4 calories per gram of sugar — they can still slightly raise your blood sugar" (O 'Connor). Over all, sugar-free foods does not equal to carbohydrate-free. The best way to help manage diabetes, is to work with an advanced dietitian who will help people find the right foods to help diabetics fight through the disease. While some might think …show more content…
Eating bacon, and butter can be a good choice for a healthy breakfast because of the protein and the dairy. When eating the bacon and butter, many do not think about the fat that they are eating. According to the Diabetes Teaching Center at the University of California, San Francisco, "Bad fats pose a threat to your heart and blood vessel system because they increase your body’s production of cholesterol"(Good). There are three types of unhealthy fats; saturated fats, hydrogenated fats and trans fat. The one main thing that all these fats have in common is that they can rise blood cholesterol levels and blood sugar. This can effect anyone, but can be more of an affect to diabetics than the normal, healthy person. American Diabetes Association explains that people with diabetes have a higher risk percentage of heart disease (Fats). When one has high blood level cholesterol, this leads to clogs and blocks in the blood flow in the heart, which is a result of a heart attack. High blood level cholesterol can also have clogged blood vessels in the brain which can cause a stroke. Naomi Imatome-Yun, the managing editor of Forks Over Knives and who was a food expert for About.com for 8 years, shares a study of healthy men who were put on high-fat diet (Imatome-Yun). The boys ' diets included olive oil, butter, mayonnaise and cream. After two days, the results show that the glucose intake went up

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