Diabetes : Symptoms And Treatment Of Diabetes

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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
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Hispanic American families are more likely than European American Families to maintain close relationships, live together in extended family households, and rely on one another for social support (SS). In 2011, 22.7 percent of Hispanic Americans lived in households of five or more people, compared with 7.5 percent of non-Hispanic white Americans. Cultural norms in Hispanic American households are also more likely than in non- Hispanic households to promote collective decision making around health issues and to respect elders within the family unit. 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
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