One can see now that diabetes is a socialproblem that many people are affected by it.
The unhealthier someone is evensomeone with children the more likely their family is going to be unhealthy aswell. One can do the littlest thing to help anyone with diabetes. The healthiersomeone is the better their chances to not have diabetes. If one really wishesto know if they have or are going to get diabetes they can always get tested. There is no medical cure fordiabetes. Once one has it they have it forever. It is a lifelong disease andcommitment. However, Canada is close to finding a cure.
Some may ask why theresearch is taking so long. Well, the answer is Canada does not have the funds.They are taking donations. So how canone fix this social problem? One can donate the money to Canada and try to helpthem find a cure.
One can get educated about the signs and symptoms of onsetdiabetes. Just over all being healthy, eating healthy exercising more educationones children will all help this problem. Even cutting back ones sugar intakeand how much they eat out can help in the long run. Thereare many factors when it comes to getting diabetes. One can be born with if orone can develop it. As one gets older their chances of getting type twodiabetes, heart disease, and stroke goes up.
Ones gender also affects it; men are more likely to get heart diseasecompared to women. The family history also has a major part in diabetes. If onesmother or father has it then their chance goes up. In 2015diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death. It is a serious diseaseand can be managed by physical activity, diet, the appropriate use of insulin,and other medications to control blood sugar. One in four adults are livingwith diabetes and did not know they had the condition. In 2015 1.5 million newcases were estimated to be diagnosed among people ages 18 and older.
Hispanics,Blacks, and American Indians are at high risk to getting type two diabeteswhich makes up 90% to 95% of diabetes cases. Roughly 15.1% of American Indiansand Alaska Natives are estimated to have diabetes. Compared to 8.7% ofnon-Hispanic whites, 13.3% of non-Hispanic Blacks and 9.
5% of Hispanics. Thereare several health conditions that diabetes can cause. Some of these are lifetreating and some may not be.
One of several are heart disease or stroke. Thecause for this is having too much blood sugar can cause a buildup of fattydeposit 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 haveamputations of toes, fingers, legs. The cause is blood vessels narrow andcirculation starts to become limited.Diabetesis not only found in adults or elderly people. It is also found in children. Diabetesis actually a common disease of childhood.
It affects approximately 200,000children and teens in the United States. Death from diabetes can be preventedin children and teens by educating them, early treatment and by awareness ofsymptom. Insulinwas discovered in 1921, and has been used every day by many people. It is stillused today and will continue to be used. Insulin was discovered by SirFrederick G Banting, Charles H Best and JJR Macleod at the University ofToronto.
The very first use of this drug was on a 14 year old boy. This boy wasin the Toronto General Hospital, he was dying. After giving the boy insulin he beganto 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 keptpatients 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 Yalowdeveloped a method of measuring insulin in the blood using radioimmunoassaytechnology. This is where they found some people with diabetes still make theirown insulin however some do not. This is where type one (insulin-dependent) andtype two (non-insulin-dependent) came from. The Ames Company introduced manynew things for the diabetic world. They introduced the first test strips forblood glucose using color coding. They also introduced the very first glucosemeter in 1970.
It was not until 1976 that the very first insulin pump wasinvented. 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(ADA).
In 1916the first edition of the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus was published; theperson to publish this was Elliott Joslin. In 1924 Priscilla White startedthe Joslin Pregnancy Clinic. She started the clinic when less than half of thebabies born to mothers with diabetes survived. White achieved a 90 percentsurvival rate fifty years later.
It was not until 1940 that the AmericanDiabetes Association was founded. It addresses the increase of incidence ofdiabetes and deals with the complications that develop from the disease (ADA). What is diabetes? Diabetes is adisease 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 sourceof energy is blood glucose. Over time having too much blood sugar can causemany health issues. There aremore than one hundred million adults are living with diabetes today. Accordingto the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports find that “as of2015, 30.
3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population –havediabetes.
Another 84.1 million have prediabetes, a condition that if nottreated often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years” (CDC). Statics say30.2 million adults aged 18 and up struggle with diabetes. 7.2 million had noidea that they had diabetes.
Imagine living in the shoes of a diabetic fora day and having to go through what they go through what would one do, howwould one feel?