The Importance Of Type 2 Diabetes In Children

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Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose. Diabetes has been around for a long time, but now it has grown as a national epidemic. Over 29 million people in America have diabetes, 86 million Americans have Prediabetes. Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar is high but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. It is very important to understand diabetes because 1 out of every 4 people you see might have diabetes, so learning what causes diabetes and how to prevent it is important to humans well being. Type 2 diabetes over the years is starting to become more prevalent in children than before. Understanding the basics of diabetes can allow us to better…show more content…
This little girl wouldn’t be able to do what most kids love to do at her age, like eating candy, pizza, sweets or drinking soda or juices. Since this young girl was born with type 1 diabetes, she will never be able to do things the same as her peers. She will have to constantly be worrying about her weight, diet, and exercise levels. Is this fair for her, should we be trying more to find a cure? Now picture a man in the prime of his life ( mid-late 20’s), he is around 6’1, but still barely weighs 130. This man also suffers from type 1 diabetes, so that means that he also has to get shots, watch what he eats, and exercise daily. Now picture these characters as your little sister, younger cousin, big brother, or uncle. Diabetes not only take a physical toll but also a mental. Always watching what you eat and making sure you don’t mess up (not even a little) because that could lead to an emergency or even worst, can be very stressful or tiresome on the human mind. This is why diabetes is an important disease to better learn and try and come up with a cure
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