Types Of Diabetes Essay

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Our modern life is full of illnesses and diseases. Each disorder has its main causes, its effects on our body, and its own treatment. Most of these illnesses have been in our world for a long time. However, our life styles with its inorganic food, stress, and bad habits have assisted these diseases to develop and to spread faster than before. One of these diseases is Diabetes. Diabetes can be defined as a metabolic disease in which the body's inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. It can lead to a lot of other sickness such as heart diseases, high blood pressure, and blindness. Even though most of these illnesses happen after having diabetes for a long time, the change in glucose levels…show more content…
In fact, among people who have diabetes, there are 10 percent of them who have this type of Diabetes, and it usually infects people who are under the age of 30 (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia). Due to the increasing or decreasing of sugars levels in the blood, this type of diabetes usually causes other effects such as being very thirsty, sweating, shaking, or stomach pain (Judd). The pancreas has special cells that produce insulin, which play the main role in moving sugars from the blood into our body's cells. In the case of type 1 diabetes, a virus attacks those cells in the pancreas changing their shape, and making them unable to produce the right amount of insulin, which make the sugar molecule stay in the blood instead of feeding the cells. Since the body in this situation will be unable to feed the cells that causes the symptoms listed above (Judd). Another study has shown that type 1 diabetes might be related to genes. The study that took a place in Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia has shown a result that if you are a male with type 1 diabetes, there is a big chance that your child might have this type, and if you are a female the chance decreases. After these two studies, scientists result that there are two factors related to type 1 diabetes: it could be a natural illness just like color vision, or it could be caused by the environment around us. However, the genes by their own are

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