Diabetes : A Growing Pandemic

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Type 1 diabetes is a growing pandemic in our world today, and is being diagnosed at a higher rate with each coming year. Diabetes prevention and education must be a top priority for countries such as the United States, so that this alarming trend of increased diagnosis can be brought to a halt. The United States has one of the best education systems in the world, however does not put a focus on diabetes education for those at risk. Diabetes is a growing pandemic in the United States and the world, and step must be taken to stop this disease from growing at the rates that it currently is. The topic of the papers research is to provide in depth analysis of the spread of diabetes, as well as find ways that the spread of this disease can be slowed, and perhaps stopped, leading to a healthier world. Diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which problems with insulin production and high blood sugar are seen. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that allows the body to process the sugar in the blood from the breakdown of carbohydrates that the body ingests (Leelarathna). There are three different types of diabetes, which most are not aware of. The most common form of diabetes, which is often the focus of education, is Type Two diabetes. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to the insulin that is being produced by the pancreas and blood sugar levels rise. This type of diabetes has a very gradual onset, and is often seen in people who are over weight and
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