Diabetes Is A Chronic Disease

824 Words Dec 4th, 2015 4 Pages
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects many people in the United States. Type II accounts for 90 to 95 percent of those diagnosed cases. This disease has no known cure; and is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, Diabetes is largely preventable and it is important to be informed about its causes, signs or symptoms, treatments, and the ways it can affect one 's oral health. Most importantly people need to be informed of ways in how to prevent it on themselves or their loved ones.
Many people make the mistake of thinking a high sugar intake will cause Diabetes. Type II Diabetes develops when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. The pancreas is unable to use the insulin properly throughout the body or a combination of both. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas which enables sugar into cells and lowers the amount of sugar in your blood stream. Glucose is our main source of energy, and comes from the food you eat. Insulin is vital to have in the body, because without insulin the body becomes deprived which can cause a range of signs, symptoms, and even death.
In the United States alone 29.1 million people have been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. A causation of Type II Diabetes is the combination of environmental and genetic factors such as family history. Type II Diabetes is also referred as “adult-onset.” As a person ages, the risk increases because people tend to exercise less, gain weight, and lose muscle mass. Diabetes is…
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