The Pathology Of Type 1 And Type 2

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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…show more content…
In type 2 the beta cells are damaged as well but they still release some of the insulin but not a lot of it. Causes can be from a multitude of things but include genetic and other elements. A majority of people suffering from type 2 diabetes are obese, with a large amount of fat in the body. The next part will be explaining signs and symptoms that diabetes will cause in the body. In type 1 you get signs and symptoms very fast like weight loss(thin) and muscle wasting. The classic symptoms that diabetes is known for are called the 3P’s which are polyuria (excessive urination), polydipsia (thirst), and polyphagia (excessive hunger). Also they can get ketonuria which is ketones (acids) in the urine. Other signs would be for women vaginal yeast infection. Also fatigue, weakness, blurred vision. Some of the type 2 signs and symptoms are similar with type 1 but I will mention all of the type 2 including the same ones to type 1. Type 2 symptoms develop slower than the type 1 symptoms. Type 2 also has the classic 3Ps which we talked about earlier in type 1 polyuria, polydipsia, and polyphagia. As well as the 3ps they can get dry mouth because of the polydipsia they are thirsty all the time. Nausea and occasionally vomiting, they may get the fatigue and blurred vision as well for the type 1. Another symptom is tingling of the hands and feet, or frequents
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