How Diabetes Affects Our Society

1221 WordsJun 29, 20155 Pages
Diabetes has been out for thousands of years and still no cure. researchers and scientist have been searching and searching for ways to overcome this disease but nothing yet. Everyone goals are to either improve, prevent, or cure this disease. Diabetes became very known around the seventeenth century because of a high percentage of people was found with sugar in their urine and blood. Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases that affects our society worldwide. The average person in this world does not know anything about this disease. The diabetes association said “In 2013 the estimate of 328 million people had diabetes throughout the world”. Society today need to be aware of what we are up against with this disease. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a noncontagious disease when there is too much sugar in the blood. ‘This could be due to lack of the hormone insulin or because the insulin that is available is not working effectively’. There are three types of diabetes such as type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. type 1 diabetes is when your pancreas producing little to no insulin. My little sister, Briana was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of ten in 2010. She became so depressed but in due time she became use to sticking her self. Briana use to tell me the most horrible part of have diabetes was just knowing that she had it. She struggled day in and day out knowing she might have to live with this disease for the rest of her life. Briana was on insulin called
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