Diabetes Type 2 And Gestational Diabetes

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As the years go by, society starts to progress and develop many fast and easy solutions for everything. Not only are the easy solutions being created but the cost of living is increasing making people to work harder and later and not have time to have a healthy lifestyle. Fast foods are everywhere you go and not only is it fast it is also cheap making it harder to get a decent healthy meal. Due to society changing so much, diabetes is on the rise. What is diabetes? Diabetes is several diseases that are characterized by high levels of glucose that are the results of the insulin action or production. “The term diabetes mellitus describes a metabolic disorder of multiple aetiology characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both.” (CDC) If diabetes is not taken seriously, it can have severe damages that include organ failures or damages and even death. Diabetes type 1, diabetes type 2 and gestational diabetes are the 3 types of diabetes. Diabetes type 1 is where little to none of insulin is being produced. Diabetes type 2 is the result of family history and poor healthy lifestyle and gestational diabetes is when a woman develops diabetes through her pregnancy. Diabetes type 1 develops when the immune system attacks the only cells that create insulin, the pancreatic beta cells. Due to the cells being destroyed, the person with diabetes type 1 has to be
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