Diabetes : A Senior Project Will Be About Diabetes

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Diabetes

This senior project will be about diabetes. There are 29.1 million people in the United States or 9.3 percent of the population who have diabetes. Only 24 percent of people are undiagnosed of diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to property use and store glucose like a form of sugar. Glucose backs up in the blood stream causing one’s blood glucose sometimes referred as blood sugar to rise too high. Diabetes can occur in anyone. However, those who have close relatives are more likely to develop the disease.
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. In type 1 diabetes the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed in their daily life. Although type 1 diabetes develops most often in children, one in every 300-600 children develops type 1 diabetes, the disease can be diagnosed at any age through and it is equally distributed among males and females. There are many different ways of getting type 1 diabetes, which are by genetic susceptibility, autoimmune destruction of beta cells, environmental factors, viruses and infections and infant feeding practices. Genetic susceptibility it’s the most frequent one because it 's when the disease is passed down by genes from the biological parent to the child. While getting diabetes from autoimmune destruction of beta cells, white blood cells called…
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