The Pros And Cons Of Borderline Diabetes

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July 24, 2002 about two weeks after turning seven years old, I fell ill and got admitted into the hospital. Days later I was approached by a doctor and told that I was diagnosed with diabetes. Like many children with juvenile diabetes, my family had no idea to be on the lookout for the symptoms and there are no regular checkups to determine a child’s diabetic status. If my mother would have been warned earlier about the symptoms and the disease itself, we could have taken preventive measures towards stopping the progress or at least slowing the progress down. Therefore, I believe children should be screened for diabetes every single year, and families with children that are borderline diabetics should get help learning how to live with and …show more content…
Blood tests can run anywhere from $153 to $275 per person and there are millions of people that need to be screened. I understand that blood tests are costly and spending money on getting everyone possible checked is a lot of money but if you add up how much yearly a diabetic spends on things like check-ups and insulin and check-ups, hospital bills etc. the cost is not half as much. People with diagnosed diabetes incur average medical expenditures of about $13,700 per year, of which about $11,900 is attributed to diabetes. People with diagnosed diabetes, on average, have medical costs 2.3 times higher than what the costs would be for people that don’t have diabetes. People with diagnosed diabetes accounts for more than 25% of health care dollars in the U.S. (“The cost of diabetes” …show more content…
Diabetes is most common amongst the minorities. In 2013, it was tested and proved 7.6% of white Americans were diagnosed with Diabetes while 29% of African and Native Americans were diagnosed with Diabetes and It seems to me that because of that diabetes is put at the end of the lists when it is actually one of the most occurring diseases. Diabetes is a disease you cannot grow out of. You do not turn twenty-two and after that it is set in stone that you cannot be diagnosed with diabetes. It also is a disease that has no cure therefore I believe more attention should be put on it because I am sure all people do not want to be put in a situation where you are diagnosed with a disease that you have no cure for and there is no promise that you will live a healthy life with no

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