Anatomy and Physiology 1

Many people have to deal with many illness and diseases that can attack the body in many ways. Some as AIDS/HIV, Sickle Cells, High Blood pressure, different types of cancers and Diabetes ,which is my topic of choice. This topic is very passionate about this topic because diabetes unfortunately runs in my family. I have lost several relatives that died from diabetes some that I was very close to.

Diabetes is also known as Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes has different types, symptoms to know diabetes have been contracted, treatments and even some ways to prevent from getting diabetes. Diabetes is a illness that can be contracted by anybody but you can also live through it. While people believe diabetes might not be that serious but it is. With evidence and a personal interview from a person who has diabetes it will show that diabetes is a big deal and needs to be taking seriously.

There are three different types of Diabetes. There is type 1, type 2, and gestational. Type1 diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to properly control blood sugar levels. Type1 diabetes can occur at any age but usually it occurs in adolescents. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. When you are a patient with Type 2 diabetes your body doesn’t respond properly to insulin which is called Insulin Resistance. Insulin Resistance means fats, liver and muscle cells don’t respond to insulin properly causing blood sugar not be able to get into the blood cells to store energy. When Sugar can’t get to the cells it causes abnormally high levels of sugar to build up in the blood which is called hyperglycemia. High levels of sugar often triggers the pancreas causing more insulin to produce but it still not enough to keep up with.

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