Diabetes type 1 and 2

By: Kasey Garringer


Diabetes is a disease in which your body can't control the amount of glucose in your blood. Can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, and sometimes even lower-body extremity amputations. Type 1 diabetes was previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is usually diagnosed in children. Type 2 diabetes was called non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus is usually found in adults.


Some of the symptoms for diabetes are frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, extreme hunger, and sores that are slow to heal. People with diabetes may experience some or none of these symptoms.


They don't know for sure what causes either types but they believe that type on is caused by an unidentified virus that attacks the insulin producing cells of the pancreas.


For type one diabetes many people inject themselves with insulin so that they are making up for the insulin that their bodies can't produce. Some of the cures that scientist are coming up with are pancreas transplant, inlet transplant, and artificial pancreas production.


90%-95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes are type 2 diabetes. About 5% of cases are type 1. If a pregnant woman has gestational dibetes she has a 35%-60% chance of developing diabetes in the next ten years. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US.
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There is no real way to prevent diabetes, but you can reduce your risks by stay fit and eating healthy.


The only way to diagnose either type of diabetes is to have a blood test done.


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