A Brief Note On Type II And Diabetic Conditions

1454 WordsOct 10, 20146 Pages
It was estimated that in 2010, there were 221 million people worldwide with Diabetes. Type II Diabetes is commonly diagnosed as a myriad of chronic diseases associated with elevated blood glucose levels (Hyperglycemia) and accounts for roughly 90-95% of all cases related to Diabetes. This is a result of the being resistance to insulin produced by the pancreas, or the inability to produce adequate levels of insulin. Studies have shown that there are many risk factors that can and cannot be modified. There are physical, financial and emotional costs to the individual affected by Type II Diabetes. Treatments for diabetic conditions are usually aimed at relieving symptoms or reducing further damage to improve the patient’s quality of life. (Hill, 2009). Middle aged individuals with Type II Diabetes need to educate themselves about their disease and significantly change their lifestyles to better their chances of living a long life and reduce out of pocket expenses for treatment. Medical professional have divided the diseases into two categories: Macrovascular and Microvascular. Macrovascular affects the vasculature of the body, mainly the arteries and veins. Involvement of such can increase the risk for stroke, myocardial infarction and deep vein thrombosis. “Type II Diabetes is typically diagnosed in the setting of Metabolic Syndrome, which includes abdominal obesity (increased abdominal girth), hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia (elevated
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