Diabetes: the Silent Killer Essay

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The phone call early in the morning sends panic into her mind before even answering the call. Upon conversing with the other line, she is informed her father has slipped into a diabetic coma after having a massive stroke. Sitting alone on her bed, head in her hands, and her mind races for any hint of logic in why this could have happened. Last week her dad, Glen, had appeared completely healthy and functioning well. She thinks quickly of anything that could have sent him into this drastic life or death situation; completely baffled and amazed she rushes to the hospital. Amanda is quickly informed that her father hadn't maintained his diabetes, with little to no warning at all it had destroyed his heart and other vital organs. Throughout …show more content…
Amputations occur daily because of blocked off blood flow to the legs, feet, or hands. Other diseases stem faster from diabetes than any other disease, most commonly causing heart disease, kidney failure, liver disease, and even blindness soon destroying the inside of the body faster than any person can comprehend. With every high day of blood sugar, or missed medication; with every soda drank, or bowl of ice cream it is wearing down the body. Although, it is done daily because of the lack of knowledge people possess about this terrible disease.

Diabetes wasn't well known about early on, but upon discovery soon received the name, "silent killer." Researchers didn't know the severity of the disease and strived to reach the public once they knew. The thought alone that there is no cure for diabetes, they thought would almost scare people into reacting wisely to the disease they possessed. Most diabetics, once diagnosed take care of their disease thoroughly in the beginning. Upon realizing that they are feeling good even though they forgot their medicine today, they start to soon develop a complex towards taking the medication and eating healthy. For why should they? They are doing fine, living and active American lifestyle until one day it slips into the extremes. They lay on a hospital bed about to undergo major heart surgery. With no comprehension of anything anymore because of a major stroke,

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