What is it?
- a metabolic disease where the body is unable to
regulate the blood sugar with the hormone insulin
- Type 1: 10% of diabetics;
the body does not make enough insulin
- Type 2: 90% of diabetics;
the body makes enough insulin, but does not use it effectively
How's it happen?
- Type 1: heredity is a risk
factor; it is possibly an autoimmune disorder in which an
"environmental" factor such as a virus triggers an attack on the
beta cells of the pancreas, which prohibits insulin production, and
therefore leads to a lack of control of the body's blood sugar
- Type 2: unknown, but highly
associated with obesity (80% of those with Type 2 are obese); possibly that
the body doesn't recognize the molecular shape of insulin, and therefore
cannot use it properly or efficiently
What do you do about it?
- Type 1: need to take
insulin by injection to replace the body's supply, serious control of blood
sugar through diet and activity
- Type 2: control of diet and
activity to maintain a healthy weight with or without medication to control
- if not controlled, diabetes can cause
lesions, nerve damage, blindness, and death due to insulin shock or diabetic
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