Media Influences

Paula Deen, a famous Southern cook.A lot of diabetics are saying she is a hypocrite, both for hiding her disease while promoting fatty, sugar-heavy foods and for partnering with a drug company that provides relief for diabetics.She has type-2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease. To caop with her diabetes she eats healthy on her own, works out and drink lots of water.
Nick Jonas,a member of the Jonas Brothers Band, a group of three brothers. A month or two before he was diagnosed, he began to notice “the usual symptoms: losing weight, the bad attitude, being thirsty, going to the bathroom all the time. ”He'd lost 15 pounds in the previous three weeks and he and his family knew something was terribly wrong. Once he got to the doctor, they took lots of test, and found out he has type-1- diabetes. His body was no longer producing insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar into energy for our bodies.He has to keep taking care of it and managing it, and learning more things about it. He says, “Don’t let it slow you down at all. I made a promise to myself on the way to the hospital that I wouldn’t let this thing slow me down and I’d just keep moving forward, and that’s what I did. Just keep a positive attitude and keep moving forward with it. Don’t be discouraged.” He also supports the American Diabetes Association.
Lastly, media influences affects todays society. All the commercials on tv, they don't say how bad the food is, and just point out how good they taste. The characters they use kids like, so in the grocerie store they want that unhealthy food that isn't good for them.


My mom has type-2 diabetes, and has had it for 18 years. Ever since my sister was born. I have had to watch her go through the pain of having it. When I was little, I remember my dad trying to teach me everything it was about. Like if my mom looked slow,shaky, sweatiness, or wasn't driving between the lines. He always told me to make her stop what she was doing, and give her sugar or candy so her blood sugar would go back up. There were many times when I was little I had to help her, and i felt alone because I couldn't do much to help, but wait till she was back to normal. My great-grandma had diabetes and passed it to my mom. Otherwise there has been no one else in my family with diabetes. Somethings my moms does to help with her diabetes is, eat healthy, and drink lots of water!
1.If you want to talk about diabetes you can join a support group.
2. You can talk to your parents or family memebers
3.Go to your local doctor

Immediate and Long Term Risk Factors

Short Term Risk Factors: You'll have to urinate more and be checking your blood sugar every hour. Also, you'll have to start eating healthy, and watch what you eat.

Long Term risk Factors:

Many of the complications of diabetes don't show up until after many years — even decades — of having the disease. They usually develop silently and gradually over time, so even if people with diabetes aren't having any signs of complications, they may still eventually develop them.

Managing your diabetes by eating right, getting regular exercise, and taking your medication under the supervision of your diabetes health care team is the best way to reduce the risk of developing complications.

Parts of the body that can be most affected by diabetes complications are the:

  • eyes
  • kidneys
  • nerves
  • heart and blood vessels
  • gums
  • feet

Some complications can include heart disease, blindness and kidney disease.

Nationwide, 25.8 million people are affected by diabetes. Of those, an estimated 7 million do not know they have the disease. And if current trends continue, 1 in 3 adults in the United States will have diabetes by 2050.


Molecular targets in type 2 diabetes:

Accelerated research and advances in genomics have resulted in great strides toward a more detailed understanding of the molecular pathophysiology of type- 2 diabetes. This, in turn, has led to the identification of several corresponding molecular mechanisms on which many current therapeutic strategies are focused: 1. reducing excessive glucose production by the liver, 2. increasing glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, and 3, targeting the insulin signaling pathway.

glucose strips-Glucose test strips are made of plastic. The end of the strip is coated with enzymes, either glucose oxidase or glucose dehydrogenase. A drop of blood, usually taken from a prick in the finger, is placed on the reagent end of the strip.

glucose monitors-measure the concentration of glucose within a person's blood. Along with the term blood glucose this reading is also often referred to as blood sugar.