Essay On Diabetes Type 1

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Register to read the introduction… This is because of an autoimmune response whereby the body has destroyed the insulin producing cells in the pancreas. We don’t entirely know why that happens in some people and not the other. Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 15 percent of all cases found in people younger than 40 and most common type of diabetes found in childhood. In type 1 diabetes, carbohydrate-containing food is broken down into glucose as normal, which then moves into the bloodstream. Normally, the body would produce insulin to transport that glucose into the cells. But in type 1 diabetes, there is no insulin being produced, and the glucose can’t get into the cells at all. This causes the level of glucose in the blood to rise at abnormal levels. So, the body tries to lower the glucose by using the kidneys that plays a role in urination. Therefore, individuals with type 1 diabetes urinate quite often in a day. The urine contains ample of glucose that creates an environment where it’s quite easy for bacteria to thrive. The main symptoms of type 1 diabetes include both thirst and excessive urination, blurred vision caused by the high glucose, slow healing of wounds, tiredness, weight loss and thrush or genital itching. These symptoms can be reversed in a short amount of time once the diabetes is treated with insulin. This is why type 1 diabetes is often called insulin-dependent diabetes because of the use of syringes, insulin pens or pumps that …show more content…
Since fat interferes with the body’s ability to process insulin and overweight people are at increased risk for the disease, type 2 diabetes is sometimes called “obesity-related” diabetes. Type 2 diabetics are encouraged to carefully monitor their diet and exercise in order to prevent dangerous fluctuations in blood sugar levels. The symptoms of type 2 diabetes include excessive urination, thirst, slow healing of wounds, tiredness, blurred vision, and thrush or genital itching and weight loss. However, the symptoms of type 2 diabetes come along very slowly and some people don’t show any symptoms at all. So, for that reason people can live with type 2 diabetes for up to ten years before realizing they have it. Type 2 diabetes can be treated in a number of different ways including change in diet, physical activity and losing appropriate weight. But it is also a progressive condition and most people will need some form of medication to treat

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