Genetic And Environmental Factors Of Diabetes

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Diabetes has been a long going epidemic in the United States. This disease was once called the “Sugar Disease” back in day amongst the African American community. According to Mayo Clinic Staff, “Diabetes is a group of diseases that affect how your body process blood sugar (glucose),” (Staff, 2015). Glucose is very important to the body because it’s your natural way of getting energy for your body to help your brain, muscles and tissues function. Since diabetes is considered as chronic illness no matter what type you have it still means you have too much sugar in your blood stream. The problem with having too much sugar (glucose) can resort to many health other serious health issues within the body. There are two types of chronic diabetic conditions, …show more content…
This process leaves your body with very little to no amount of insulin. Type 1 diabetics have been said to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors which may make the body exposed to the disease. However, type 2 diabetics and prediabetes is to believe uncertain on how the body later determines that it no longer can produce enough insulin to help the body flush out your pancreas and give you energy to help fuel your energy for the day. The misconception with type 2 diabetics that overweight people predisposed to diabetes which is untrue. Although their diets may not be in relations to their body type does not have any relations to becoming diabetic. Risk factors for both of these chronic diabetics is family history, race, age, eating habits, high blood sugar, and abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels. All of these risks play a factor in being diagnosed with …show more content…
According to the report, American Indians and African Americans have the high rate of diabetes within their communities. Although there is no real distinction of why their rates are so high according to race and ethnicity. Asian Americans and Hispanics fall a little below them on the scale of diabetes in their communities. Diabetes is something that people live with on a daily basis, although it is a struggle every day for most people to help maintain their glucose it is their lifestyle change. Diabetes.org stated that about 35% to 40% people have resulted in death due to diabetes (Staff, 2015). This percentage represents people just within the United States. This disease is still something that researchers and doctors are trying to find a cure for. Although there have been some physicians who have said that changing your eating habits and incorporating exercise will can eliminate diabetes in type 2 diabetic, yet still not factual proof. The media has been very helpful in letting the people know just how dangerous to your health diabetes is if you don’t get properly diagnosed. A lot of the times people think that diabetes is something they can change without the help of medication and the media has been a big helper in pushing out medications to help people with this condition. Not every many

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