By: Emerson Tyler
How does the body work with and without diabetes
Your body works normally when your blood has the right amount of sugar/glucose and the amount in there is able to circulate easily, but with diabetes there will be too much sugar/glucose in your blood so the cells get surrounded with sugar and can not function normally.
Who gets it?
People who are affected by diabetes... in 2012 there were
29.1 million Americans.
21.0 million of those were diagnosed.
11.8 million of those were 65 or older .
There were 86 million people 20 or older with high blood sugar.
For people under 20 18,436 had type one and 5,089 had type two diabetes.
What ethnicity gets it?
Race of diabetes
15.9% in 2012 was American Indian and Alaskan Natives
13.2% were Black
12.8% were Hispanic
9% were Asian American
- 7.6% were white
What causes diabetes
Diabetes is caused by high blood sugar from insulin not producing as much as it needs to or cells not responding to the insulin being produced.
How do doctors determine if you have diabetes
This condition is determined when a doctor finds that your blood sugar is higher than it is supposed to be, there are usually two test but if needed you may only need two.
Signs and Symptoms
Treatment for this disease
the treatment for both type one and two is a injection of insulin into you and eating a healthier diet. For type two the main thing is diet therapy.
My connection is that my father and my uncle have have the two different types of diabetes. My Father has two and my uncle has one.
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