Type I Diabetes

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Abstract As a small child I can remember my mother giving my grandfather shots. I never understood why exactly she was giving him these shots. I just knew that he received two shots a day. When I would ask my mother why she would give him shots, she would simply reply that he was sick and that the shots would make him feel better. This made me really hurt as a child because I did not want to hear or accept the fact that my grandfather was sick because all it made me think about was death. As time and years went passed I started to pay more attention to exactly what was going on with the nutrition and health of my grandfather. I watched his eating habits, his medication intake, and I even kept track of the amount of physical activity he did.…show more content…
They are broken down into two types; there is Type I and Type II. Type I was once known as juvenile- onset diabetes. This type of diabetes usually occurred mainly in people under the age of twenty. Over the years doctors have found that Type I diabetes affect people of all ages. Type I diabetes is where the pancreas does not produce insulin at all. In some instances people are called Type 1 ½. Type 1 ½ is when the pancreas still produces some insulin but not enough to cover what the body needs. The second form of diabetes is called Type II diabetes. Type II diabetes mainly occurs when an adult catches an onset of diabetes. Although it is not limited to adults Type II diabetes has been found in teenagers and in some children. Type II diabetes is when the cells don’t produce enough insulin or when the cells of the body completely ignore the insulin that is being made from the pancreas. Even though, Type I and Type II are both considered a form of diabetes, they differ so much that doctors have theorized that they are actually two different diseases. However, they have one thing in common, they both encounter that there is too much sugar in the…show more content…
Diabetes is a very serious disease that people should take seriously. I learned this because of my grandfather. Diabetes is a chronic illness that favors no single age group or single sex. There are several kinds of diabetes, called Type 1 diabetes (also known as Juvenile diabetes) and Type 2 diabetes (also known as Adult-Onset diabetes), and gestational diabetes. The body of a person who has diabetes does not process sugars for their use as energy. The cause of diabetes is not known, although obesity and a sedentary life style may play some part. Type 1 diabetes is most common in children and adolescents. It results when the body fails to produce the insulin it needs to process glucose. Complications include heart disease, blindness, and nerve and kidney damage. Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin. Type 2 diabetes is the more common form of

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