P3 M2 D1 Unit 21

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Report on George’s food choices I will be analysing a person health the person is a Nigerian man called George. George is a middle class working man. George has diabetes and is over weight but also his partner who he is married to is over weight too. George has not been exercising for 4 years as this is important to do because he suffering from diabetes. There are six main areas I will be mainly be focusing on and also I will be giving him advice on what he could do to improve his way of lifestyle to become healthier. The six main areas are: * Medical disorders * Economic, and, * Socio-cultural factors * Personal preference * Social policy * Lifestyle George is suffering from diabetes. There are 2 types of diabetes, which is type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. I will be looking at both diabetes and then try to make a conclusion of which diabetes George has. Type 1 diabetes: Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 10 per cent of all adults with diabetes and is treated by daily insulin injections, a healthy diet and regular physical activity. Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age but usually appears before the age of 40, and especially in childhood. It is the most common type of diabetes found in childhood.Types 1 can also be a genetic disorder, meaning diabetes could be in our genes. For example if diabetes runs in the family you are more likely to get it. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce any insulin. Insulin is a hormone. It makes our body's cells absorb glucose from the blood. The glucose is stored in the liver and muscle as glycogen and stops the body from using fat as a source of energy. If the amount of glucose in the blood is too high, it can seriously damage the body's organs. If you have type 1 diabetes, you will need to take insulin injections for life. You must also make sure that your blood glucose levels stay
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