Diabetes : Diabetes And Diabetes

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Diabetes For my health project topic I chose Diabetes. One of my aunts has type one diabetes, and that is partially why I chose to do this topic. Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) because of varying reasons. Some of these reasons include insulin production is inadequate or because the body’s cells don’t respond properly to insulin, or both. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. Basically it is a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy. The lack of insulin causes a form of diabetes. Diabetes is a long term condition that causes high blood sugar levels. People with high blood sugar have frequent urination (Polyuria) and become increasingly thirsty and hungry (Polydipsia and Polyphagia). There are three types of diabetes, Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. Type 1 is when the body does not produce insulin. Type 2 is when the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function. Finally, Gestational Diabetes may effect females during pregnancy. Type 1 Diabetes, also called “insulin-dependent diabetes”, “juvenile diabetes”, or “early-onset diabetes”, is when the pancreas produces little to no insulin. Type 1 diabetes is not as common as type 2, but 10% of all diabetics are type 1. Patients with type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin injections for the rest of there lives. Also people with type 1

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