Diabetes : Symptoms And Treatment Of Diabetes

1058 Words Jun 29th, 2015 5 Pages
Hector Bustillos
June 21, 2015
FCS 247- Nutrition

Diabetes As young kids we learn from our family environment self-care behaviors, including diet and physical activity. As of 2014, there are 29.1 million people in the world that are diagnosed with diabetes. (2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report) Diabetes is a disease that affects how your body produces insulin, which then affects your blood sugar. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is where someone does not produce insulin at all and is typically diagnosed in early childhood. Type 2 diabetes, this is where the body does not produce enough insulin for the body to function properly, it can also be the result of the body not responding properly to the insulin that it is
…show more content…
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is recognized as having strong heritability because of both shared genetics and a shared social context that may promote obesity and physical inactivity. First-degree relatives of adolescents with type 2 diabetes mellitus have a high prevalence of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes mellitus and also share many risk factors for diabetes, including binge eating and sedentary lifestyle. The influence of a multigenerational legacy of diabetes has been explored in research by Scollan-Koliopulos et al. One study, conducted among adults with family histories of diabetes, found that participant’s recollection of their family members diabetes care, influenced their perception of the controllability and consequences of diabetes, and participant’s dietary behaviors were related to their recollections of the family member’s dietary behavior. A second study, comparing participants with and without family histories of diabetes, found that those with a family history had less understanding of diabetes and more negative emotions related to diabetes and felt that diabetes was less predictable compared with those with no family histories. (references) Due to the heritability of type 2 diabetes mellitus, many of the growing cohort of young people with type 2 diabetes mellitus are likely to be living with relatives who also have type 2 diabetes mellitus. This is especially so in

More about Diabetes : Symptoms And Treatment Of Diabetes

Open Document