One can see now that diabetes is a social
problem that many people are affected by it. The unhealthier someone is even
someone with children the more likely their family is going to be unhealthy as
well. One can do the littlest thing to help anyone with diabetes. The healthier
someone is the better their chances to not have diabetes. If one really wishes
to know if they have or are going to get diabetes they can always get tested.
There is no medical cure for
diabetes. Once one has it they have it forever. It is a lifelong disease and
commitment. However, Canada is close to finding a cure. Some may ask why the
research is taking so long. Well, the answer is Canada does not have the funds.
They are taking donations. So how can
one fix this social problem? One can donate the money to Canada and try to help
them find a cure. One can get educated about the signs and symptoms of onset
diabetes. Just over all being healthy, eating healthy exercising more education
ones children will all help this problem. Even cutting back ones sugar intake
and how much they eat out can help in the long run.
are many factors when it comes to getting diabetes. One can be born with if or
one can develop it. As one gets older their chances of getting type two
diabetes, heart disease, and stroke goes up.
Ones gender also affects it; men are more likely to get heart disease
compared to women. The family history also has a major part in diabetes. If ones
mother or father has it then their chance goes up.
diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death. It is a serious disease
and can be managed by physical activity, diet, the appropriate use of insulin,
and other medications to control blood sugar. One in four adults are living
with diabetes and did not know they had the condition. In 2015 1.5 million new
cases were estimated to be diagnosed among people ages 18 and older.
Blacks, and American Indians are at high risk to getting type two diabetes
which makes up 90% to 95% of diabetes cases. Roughly 15.1% of American Indians
and Alaska Natives are estimated to have diabetes. Compared to 8.7% of
non-Hispanic whites, 13.3% of non-Hispanic Blacks and 9.5% of Hispanics.
are several health conditions that diabetes can cause. Some of these are life
treating and some may not be. One of several are heart disease or stroke. The
cause for this is having too much blood sugar can cause a buildup of fatty
deposit and can clog your arties. It can cause one to have kidney disease.
Diabetes can cause you to have high blood pressure. One might have to have
amputations of toes, fingers, legs. The cause is blood vessels narrow and
circulation starts to become limited.
is not only found in adults or elderly people. It is also found in children. Diabetes
is actually a common disease of childhood. It affects approximately 200,000
children and teens in the United States. Death from diabetes can be prevented
in children and teens by educating them, early treatment and by awareness of
was discovered in 1921, and has been used every day by many people. It is still
used today and will continue to be used. Insulin was discovered by Sir
Frederick G Banting, Charles H Best and JJR Macleod at the University of
Toronto. The very first use of this drug was on a 14 year old boy. This boy was
in the Toronto General Hospital, he was dying. After giving the boy insulin he began
to rapidly gained his strength and appetite back.
Before insulin was discovered,
Diabetes did led to death, and it was a disease that was feared. Doctors kept
patients on a strict diet; this method could buy the patient a few years.
However, this diet could also kill the patient from starvation.
Solomon Berson and Rosalyn Yalow
developed a method of measuring insulin in the blood using radioimmunoassay
technology. This is where they found some people with diabetes still make their
own insulin however some do not. This is where type one (insulin-dependent) and
type two (non-insulin-dependent) came from. The Ames Company introduced many
new things for the diabetic world. They introduced the first test strips for
blood glucose using color coding. They also introduced the very first glucose
meter in 1970. It was not until 1976 that the very first insulin pump was
invented. It was not a short time after that a portable pump was introduced.
The pump was useful but because of its big size it was seen as impractical
the first edition of the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus was published; the
person to publish this was Elliott Joslin. In 1924 Priscilla White started
the Joslin Pregnancy Clinic. She started the clinic when less than half of the
babies born to mothers with diabetes survived. White achieved a 90 percent
survival rate fifty years later. It was not until 1940 that the American
Diabetes Association was founded. It addresses the increase of incidence of
diabetes and deals with the complications that develop from the disease (ADA).
What is diabetes? Diabetes is a
disease that occurs when your blood glucose is too high. One’s blood glucose,
blood sugar, is something one gets from the food that one eats. One’s main source
of energy is blood glucose. Over time having too much blood sugar can cause
many health issues.
more than one hundred million adults are living with diabetes today. According
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports find that “as of
2015, 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population –have
diabetes. Another 84.1 million have prediabetes, a condition that if not
treated often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years” (CDC). Statics say
30.2 million adults aged 18 and up struggle with diabetes. 7.2 million had no
idea that they had diabetes. Imagine living in the shoes of a diabetic for
a day and having to go through what they go through what would one do, how
would one feel?