The Pathology Of Type 1 And Type 2

1906 Words Sep 8th, 2014 8 Pages
Diabetes is a disease with a very high population of people in the world. Diabetes is a lifelong disease, it is when the sugar levels in your blood are high. There is two types of diabetes we have type 1 and a type 2. We will be explaining both types and how it can be taken care of, what symptoms diabetes will show, medications, and complications. Also how we can take care of our body if we have family members that live with this disease.
Firstly we will talk about the pathology of type 1 and type 2 so we can have a clear vision of how they both work differently. In our body’s we have two type of cells that are produced in the pancreas they are called alpha cells and beta cells. These cells have two very important jobs. Alpha cells release glucagon which increases blood sugar. Beta cells release insulin which decreases blood sugar. In type 1 diabetes the pancreas does not release insulin do to an autoimmune destruction of beta cells. The onset of this type usually starts in early age.
Now the most common, chronic effecting 90-95% of the 21 million people with diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus . Many of the people are not aware they are at high risk and they are the ones that are obese or overweight, women who have diabetes when pregnant, genetics and those who have metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of problems like low or high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. It can be caused by one or more of the following…
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