A Brief Note On Diabetes And Non Hispanic Blacks

861 Words Dec 7th, 2015 4 Pages
Diabetes, which is also known as diabetes mellitus, is described as a group of metabolic diseases where a person has high blood glucose. This is caused by insulin production becoming inadequate (MacGill, 2015). In the United States alone almost 30 million adults and children have diabetes with around 86 million having prediabetes. This leading it to be one of the primary causes of death for 69,071 Americans each year. Studies show that Hispanics and Non Hispanic Blacks are at a higher risk of becoming diabetic compared to other races such as Asian Americans, Central and Southern Americans, and Cubans. Although you may not know if you are among the millions Americans that have diabetes there are signs you can look out for that may help you find out. Some of the symptoms of diabetes consist of blurry vision, feeling tired, weight loss, frequent urination and increased thirst and hunger. Also you may need to look out for scrapes and bruises healing slowly and tingling or numbness in limbs, or you may have no symptoms at all. If any of these signs are detected then its best if the doctor is contacted immediately as to avoid any serious threats caused by this disease. Diabetes can be easily tested by a sample of blood and a little bit of lab work monitoring a change in glucose levels. There are two different types of diabetes. There is type 1 where there is little to no insulin, which would require a daily intake and this is normally found in children and young adults, but can…
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