Type 1 Diabetes Research Paper

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Diabetes Diabetes is a chronic disease where the blood in the body contains a high sugar level. This disease is caused by the body's inability to use insulin properly, or the inability to manufacture insulin altogether. It can be controlled by diet, exercise, pills and insulin injections. There are three main types of diabetes--Type I, Type II, and gestational diabetes. While scientists do not know what causes diabetes, they do know that it is caused from a variety of factors that can vary from person to person. Examples of these factors are heredity, being overweight, and problems with beta cells, which are located in the pancreas. Diabetes can result in problems with the pancreas, blurred vision, neuropathy, and foot problems. Diet plays…show more content…
Foot problems can be a significant issue for people who have diabetes. There are many theories why this is the case. Being able to see the feet are essential to best care. Blurred vision can be an issue when trying to see your feet. Being overweight is also an issue that can effect your ability to bend over and take care of your feet. Additionally, people with diabetes have a greater chance than average of getting an…show more content…
With Type I diabetes, the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Consequently, anyone with Type I diabetes must receive daily insulin injections. The insulin must be injected into the body because if it is taken orally, stomach acids will make the insulin ineffective to the body. The primary targets for this type of diabetes are children and young adults, but it can affect people of any age. The destruction of beta cells cause Type I diabetes. The cause of the beta cells' destruction has yet to be determined, but scientists believe that it is caused by something that has gone wrong with the body's immune system. In Type II diabetes the problem is that the beta cells do not produce enough insulin to meet the needs of the body. Besides to this problem, the cells in the body does not react appropriately to the available insulin in the body because they cannot admit glucose through the cell membranes. Type II diabetes is caused by multiple factors. Some of the factors are being overweight, defective beta cells, not enough beta cells, and heredity. When a woman becomes pregnant, if she did not have diabetes already, her body cannot metabolize sugar like it normally can when she is not pregnant. This condition normally appears during the third trimester of the pregnancy. Women who have this problems have to adjust their diet and, sometimes, inject insulin daily. Normally, the woman's blood sugar should return to normal once she

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