Diabetes Type 2 Lab Report

Diabetes type 2 is a chronic condition in which insulin does not respond to high glucose levels in the blood. The insulin produced in the body has a resistance to the glucose. The pancreas may still produce insulin, but the insulin does not have the usual effect on cells. Diabetes affects people when there are high blood glucose levels, which lead to damage of blood vessels. This can lead to several complications including heart disease, kidney damage, nerve damage, eye damage and can cause blindness. Normal body function would include the breakdown of glucose in the blood; the glucose in our blood is broke down for energy or stored glucose for energy at another time. Blood tests are used to diagnosis diabetes and pre-diabetes because early in the disease type 2 diabetes may have no symptoms. Lab analysis of blood is needed to ensure test results are accurate. Glucose measuring devices such as finger-stick devices are not accurate enough for diagnosis but may be used as a quick indicator of high blood glucose. Signs and Symptoms of diabetes may include, frequent urination. Your body gathers the excess glucose that was not successfully broken down with insulin, and turns it into a waste product and is expelled from your body in urine. Since this may cause more of an output than input, the person may be at risk for …show more content…
If the person has a high history of diabetes in their family it is much greater risk for them to develop the disease. The society the person may live in could affect the development of diabetes. Major risk factors for type 2 diabetes also include obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. For instance, if the person lives by fast food places or goes to a local ice cream shop every week. Some of the major reasons diabetes is developed is simply not enough exercise with a combination of obesity. An unhealthy diet with excessive amounts of sugar will increase the risk of diabetes as well (American Diabetes

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