During 2008-2009, 18,436 people younger than twenty years of age were diagnosed with type one diabetes. Because of diabetes, 18,436 people had to completely change their way of life for a disease that is currently incurable. Out of the U.S population, 9.3%, or 29.1 million people, currently live with diabetes. Each year, 40,000 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in the U.S. Between 2001 and 2009, the number of cases of type one diabetes in people younger than twenty years of age increased by 21%. The annual healthcare costs associated with type one diabetes totals $14 billion. Diabetes is a life-altering disease whose affects can be seen at all stages of life. If it is not well managed, diabetes can result in blindness, nerve damage, loss of limbs, cardiovascular problems, and death.
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases to this day. With over 171 million cases of diabetes all over the world, this disease is spreading exponentially fast. Lesser known as Diabetes Mellitus, this disease is all about the amounts of sugar in one's body. Glucose, in particular. Glucose is the powerhouse of the body. It helps run your body by transforming into the energy that we use to function on a daily basis. Whether or not one's diabetes is minor or even off the charts it can lead to terrible outcomes. These include stroke, blindness, vascular disease and heart disease. As mentioned before, the major symptom of diabetes is that too much sugar is in one's body. This is similar to a disease previously mentioned, hemochromatosis. However,
Type 1 diabetes forms when the insulin forming cells in the pancreas are destroyed. Normally, the glucose you obtain from your food stimulates the pancreas to release insulin into into the blood. This insulin is used to help secrete and transport the glucose molecules
Diabetes Mellitus is currently classified as type one and type two. Type one diabetes is characterized as a complete lack of insulin due to the destruction of the pancreatic cells. Type one is thought to come from an interaction between a genetic component or an acquired environmental component (auto immune). Type one diabetes, develops over the course of years. The peak age for diabetes is ten to fourteen years. With beta cells destruction happening before the disease is diagnosed.
Diabetes is a disease that can be devastating to some families, but it is not that bad as it seems. With the correct amount of exercise and moderation, it can be maintained with several different methods. A large part of the United States population has a form of diabetes. Today, there are many treatments that improve the lives of those living with this disease. With the correct understanding, it can be manageable and change the lives of the diabetic and his/her family. Some people may think of this as a bad thing for children to have but with the proper management and exercise, it can be maintained as well as bring a family closer to one another. As a brother of a type 1 diabetic, I know how hard it is to live with it and how to
Discussion Etiology/Risk Factors In recent studies, Diabetes type 1 has been scientifically linked to a chronic autoimmune disorder. The immune system attacks the beta cells, in the Islets of Langerham, located in the pancreas. This leads to the insulin producing cells to be destroyed and damaged, which ultimately ends up with very limited blood glucose or no insulin production at all.
How can we treat diabetes? People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are also need insulin to treat diabetes.
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Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that can affect multiple system of the body that range from the urinary system to the nervous system. The effects of such a diseases can be very detrimental on an individual life. Individuals that develop such a disease require tons of medications, exercise and a very drastic change in diet that might eliminate certain foods. Although there are no cures for such a disease different types of medication can be used ranging from pill form to insulin injections. Diabetes also comes with many negative symptoms that drain the bodies physically and mentally. There are 3 types of diabetes that are very dissimilar when it comes to cause, treatment and symptoms. Awareness for such a disease can be a very important aspect that must be taken in to consideration to avoid the development of this disorder and in this
Type I Diabetes Type I Diabetes was once referred to as Juvenile Diabetes or Insulin Dependent type Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM). Type 1 diabetes, is an incurable but treatable disease which can occur at any age but is mostly found in children. Couch et al. (2008) states, “Juvenile diabetes affects about 1 in every 400-600 children and more than 13,000 are diagnosed yearly” (pg. 1). A 2014 CDC fact sheet concerning diabetes, showed that, “In adults, type 1 diabetes accounts for approximately 5% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in the United States.” It seems that we all know someone who is affected by diabetes; either type 1 or type 2. Diabetes seems to be such a common-place illness and is much more prevalent in today’s society. However, this hasn’t always been the case. Gale (2002), states, “At the start of the 20th century, childhood diabetes was rare… (pg. 3353).” In this paper, I will provide information about Juvenile or Type I diabetes in order to educate the reader about this illness.
Type 1 diabetes can be diagnosed at any age, though children, teens, or young adults are more susceptible. Specifically type 1 diabetes is generally found in the youth, which is why the disease was previously named ‘juvenile diabetes’. A lot of symptoms come with the condition, though it may be
Type one diabetes is a disease which cannot be curable. Though it can be controlled by medication, healthy foods and exercise. Diabetes is when the body is not making enough insulin to keep the blood sugar levels normal. The sugar in the insulin comes from the food we eat. People with this disease can not make the insulin needed for their bodies. Their pancreas sets up a blocking system, not allowing any insulin to form in their body. There is no cure for this disease. Having type one diabetes will mean you will need to inject insulin injections after every meal to keep your sugar levels in range.
People living with type 1 diabetes can have a difficult time self-management, especially because majority of the people with type 1 diabetes are young. In the review paper written by Deborah Wiebe, Vicki Helgeson, and Cynthia Berg (2016), they talk about people with type-1 and type 2 diabetes and how they self-manage having the disease and how they live their life. They go into depth on the social context on living with diabetes and living a long life span. They highlighted how young children and adolescent are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and how parents with children that has type 1 diabetes have to teach their children how to control their blood pressure and all other things. It can take a stress on the parent because the child can be diagnosed at an early age when they do not know how to do complex task.
Diabetes is typically classified as either type 1 or 2, but there actually many other types of diabetes (e.g. gestational, drug-induced, infection-induced, or disease-induced, etc.). However. These represent a very much small minority of the total number of cases of diabetes and they will not be discussed here. • Diabetes in the
Type 1 diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs when your body cannot make enough insulin. Your body cannot make enough insulin because your beta cells are being destroyed by your immune system. This type of diabetes is more common in children and young adults, making it known as juvenile diabetes. Juvenile diabetes causes glucose to build up in your blood since there is not enough insulin. This causes the body’s cells to starve and increases the blood sugar. Some symptoms present in those who have type 1 diabetes are increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue, irritability, unusual behavior, and blurred vision. Girls may also develop yeast