The Effects of Juvenile Diabetes on Children Essay
Jonah de Vera
Johanna Marie Nicolas
San Lorenzo Village, Makati
March 6, 2008
I. Introduction Diabetes was known way back by physicians of Ancient Greece and named as such and means “siphon” in Greek and was not as spectacular as it is now. Doctors and scientists think diabetes may be caused by viruses, genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise. Diabetes is one of the major leading causes of death in the Philippines. In 2002, it was the 6th leading cause of death in the United State alone. It cost US $ 132 billion per year for direct and indirect costs on the part of the …show more content…
Diabetes – a disease caused by an insulin deficiency and characterized b y excess sugar in the blood and urine.
Insulin – a hormone vital to carbohydrate metabolism, secreted by islets of tissue in the pancreas.
Juvenile diabetes – young or immature, also known as type 1 diabetes that lacks insulin-producing beta cells.
Adult-onset diabetes - most common form of diabetes that does not need to be injected by insulin.
Gestalt diabetes – another form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy that involves a combination of inadequate insulin secretion and responsiveness resembling type 2 diabetes.
Stress – strain felt by somebody: mental, emotional, or physical strain caused, e.g. by anxiety or overwork. It may cause such symptoms as raised blood pressure or depression.
Glucose – sugar energy source: a six-carbon monosaccharide produced in plants by photosynthesis and in animals by the metabolism of carbohydrates. The commonest form, dextrose, is