The Importance Of Type 1 Diabetes

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Ivelisse Rivera has had her life crippled by Type 1 Diabetes since she was 22 years old. She went to the doctor 's office one day and received this dark soul-wrenching news. She remembers breaking out into tears right in front of the doctor as she knew that she would have to live an entirely new life. From that day she vowed to never eat sweets, her most favorite thing in the world; and to this day she never has. She is in her mid forties living healthy as can be with an angelic smile on her face. Her Type 2 Diabetes is only one form of the horrible disease. This disease has the power to inhibit the body if not taken care of properly. Rivera has taken care of herself for over 30 years showing that there is hope. One should not give up hope …show more content…
The first kind of diabetes is known as Juvenile-onset diabetes, which is the most common. It afflicts children and young adults as it starts out as an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is when the body sees normal parts of itself as foreign substances and tries to kill it (Diabetes Mellitus). The insulin is contained in beta cells in the pancreas. Insulin helps our body use sugar which is why Type 1 Diabetes occurs when these cells cease to exist (Diabetes Mellitus). Due to Type 1 Diabetes being a autoimmune disease, the beta cells that make insulin are attacked by white blood cells unknowingly. The body is not energized in the day due to the loss of these cells (Walden). The second form is Idiopathic Type 1. It is rare because this disease has no known cause (Diabetes Mellitus). Aside from type 1, type 2 is a whole new different …show more content…
Diabetes are commonly found in those whore are older and those who live sedentary lifestyles with malnutrition to even young healthy adults and kids who can’t prevent it (Walden). Diabetes occurs due to malnutrition, family history, or simply bad luck. Among the common Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes, there is a common precursor that not many know about. Pre-diabetes is a condition is when your blood sugar is higher than normal, but not enough to be considered Type 2. Studies from the CDC, 2014 national diabetes statistics report, stated that Pre-diabetes contributes to the progression into Type 2. 1 in 3 people in the world have higher than normal blood sugar levels which can lead to type 2 (Short). Type 1 & Type 2 can be detected by getting regular checks with a doctor. Type 1 & Type 2 have different criteria and target groups among it’s victims. Type 1 should be checked for younger ages if overweight, and have family history of diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus). An adult should be checked for Type 2 diabetes every three years. Symptoms include that of high blood levels and glucose in urine, abnormal thirst, frequent urination, and weight loss (Diabetes Mellitus). Type 2 can be found in overweight and non-active people (Diabetes Mellitus). Acquiring diabetes can also be a factor of race. Minorities have double the chance of acquiring diabetes than those of the

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