Analytical Essay : Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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CSB332 Analytical essay
Introduction:
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) was a disease that was thought to have a rare occurrence in children and adolescents a couple decades ago. Nevertheless, researchers have begun to observe the rise in type 2 diabetes mellitus in both adults and children (1). Even though type 1 diabetes mellitus is still the main form of the disease in young people, it is most likely that type 2 diabetes mellitus will prevail in young patients in the near future. Type 2 diabetes mellitus has already been presented in children from a number of different countries, including Australia, America, India, Japan and England http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/27/7/1798.long#content-block).
In addition, T2DM has been linked to the noticeable increase in obesity cases in children and adolescents in many populations (13). Obesity is currently the most widespread health dilemma that this cohort is facing in both developing and developed countries (13). While the rate of obesity is not increasing any more in some countries, the prevalence of T2DM has increase by threefold (http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/27/7/1798.long#content-block). This is due to the fact that even though frequency of obesity is not increasing, the degree of obesity in young people is.
The burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus may be costly and serious to individuals and their families. The continuous complications from T2DM can cause and accelerate the development other conditions that…

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