Do The Diet Of Pacific Island People Put Them At Higher Risk Of Being Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes Essay

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The question I have chosen to research is ‘Do the diet of Pacific Island people put them at higher risk of being diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes?’ . The other two questions I will also discuss are as follows: 1) Why is type 2 diabetes an issue in our community? 2) What is the science behind type 2 diabetes? I have chosen to discuss the question based around pacific people is because I am of Samoan descent. I think it is a great idea for me to learn more about my people compared to others and possibly finding ways to possibly solve some problems we have as a Pacific community. Type-2 diabetes is a growing problem not only in NZ and other developed countries, with 350 million sufferers worldwide. In 2013, 240,000 New Zealanders were diagnosed with diabetes (mostly type-2). Diabetes is mostly influenced by weight gain and lack of physical activity. New Zealanders are encouraged to be active, spending at least 30 minutes a day participating in some type of activity. In most schools, daily exercises are taking place whether it be morning fitness or lunchtime sports, these daily routine are keeping the kids active everyday. Although, most problems occur when people begin to have busier lives, for example constantly working or looking after their families. These are times where is far off a ‘To do list’. More and more people are using the excuse of ‘work’ or ‘study’ for not having time to exercise. Sometimes parents are forced to buy fast food for dinner because of their busy

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