Diabetes : Juvenile Onset And Type I

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Diabetes: Juvenile Onset and Type I
Amber Ann Laudicina
BY105 – Human Biology
Professor Nicole Browning
November 11, 2014

When people think of diabetes, they think it is one generalizable disease and fail to realize there are two main categories of diabetes, Type I and II. Type I is hereditary and is caused when insulin cannot be produced at all compared to Type II is when little insulin can be produced by the pancreas over time. There are several warning signs to prevent or help with any form of diabetes that mainly come from four different types of insulin or food intake, depending on the severity of diabetes in the person. While diabetes can be treated easily if known about, there are fatal issues can occur. Diabetes:
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The other 95% of diabetics are diagnosed with Type II diabetes; over time the pancreas cannot continue to make enough insulin to keep a person’s blood glucose levels within the normal range (American Diabetes Association, 2014).
“Every year in the United States, 13,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and more than 1 million American kids and adults deal with the disease every day” (Downshen, 2012, p. 1). This disorder affects many children through their improper food intake and therefore the body’s use of too little or too much glucose and sugars in blood. If a child’s or any person’s blood sugar levels are not kept in check, many issues can arise. With Type I diabetes, the immune system will attack itself and destroy all cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, therefore eliminating the body’s ability to produce insulin. There is no definitive scientific proof as to why this necessarily happens, but the only connection that has been made is the fact this phenomenon is hereditary and deals with the genes of a person passed down from past family members. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can prevent Type I diabetes. There is also no way to cure Type I diabetes as it requires some form of medical treatment for the rest of an individual’s life. For many, daily insulin injections of insulin pumps are the common ways to control blood glucose levels (Dowshen, 2012).
There are several symptoms of Type I diabetes. These symptoms can vary from being
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