Too Many Americans Suffer from Diabetes

596 Words Jan 30th, 2018 2 Pages
Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. High blood sugar causes the symptoms of excessive eating, thirst, and using the bathroom frequently. Diabetes could cause a lot of complications if not controlled.

Diabetes is one of the top ten causes of death. Diabetes is also the leading cause of blindness. heart and blood vessel disease, amputation, infections, kidney damage, eye problems, and nerve malfunctions are increased by diabetes. More than
160,000 people died from diabetes in 1996.

Millions of people have diabetes and half of them don’t even realize they have it.
Many people are not even being treated which could very dangerous in their case.
Diabetes is a serious condition which will stay with you till you are no longer alive.
Almost 800,000 people are diagnosed with diabetes every single year. Mostly adults
Are diagnosed with diabetes but children are also diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes affects every single part of the body. Any person diagnosed with diabetes must be treated by a doctor. Diabetes could be very dangerous if not treated.

There are three main types of diabetes. In type one diabetes, the body stops producing insulin. However, in type two diabetes the body produces insulin but not enough. The third main form of diabetes is Gestational Diabetes, this is when pregnant women high blood…
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