How The Health Issue Affects The Body 's Ability

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Type your single-spaced responses (11 point font) to the following questions in the space provided. Do not exceed the space provided. Handwritten responses will not be accepted. Your final worksheet should not exceed 5 pages. In addition to bringing a hard copy to discussion, upload an electronic copy to the ICON drop box by your discussion session time. 1. Introduction. Describe the health issue. Describe how the health issue affects the body’s ability to function properly. The health issue that I researched was type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and is a disease that causes blood glucose levels to rise higher than normal, which is also referred to as hyperglycemia, according to www.diabetes.org. According to www.webmd.com , Type 2 diabetes tends to develop later on in adulthood compared to type 1 diabetes that is often seen in young people who have diabetes. As mentioned earlier, type 2 diabetes causes abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. With higher levels of glucose/sugar in the blood, capillaries can be damaged, which can cause various problems such as blindness, and nerve loss, which can become so extreme in extremities such as the foot, that parts of the foot or the whole foot may have to be amputated. Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular problem are directly related as chest pains, strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure are all associated with type 2 diabetes. Www.mayoclinics.org states that though no exact link has

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