Type II Diabetes

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Fifteen million people suffer from type II diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association (Leung 1). Upon receiving the diagnosis, these victims must surrender to the disease. Type II diabetes can lead to many other unhealthy reactions, such as heart attacks, and kidney failure (Owens 46). Some government officials are trying to take away the physical education children are receiving that can help them understand correct ways to exercise, and in becoming more aware of their eating habits (Leung 1). Without proper health education and the formation of good habits while young, the current generation will end up with a high probability of developing type II diabetes in their later years. Type II diabetes usually occurs in minorities,…show more content…
Oral medications are readily available as a 1st treatment along with meal planning, weight loss, and exercising (ADA, Herbs, supplements) (ADA, Oral Medications). Insulin in patients diagnosed with type II diabetes do not use it properly, and are therefore usually prescribed insulin if the treatments mentioned before do not balance their systems efficiently (American Diabetes Association, Insulin). Patients also have the option of taking alternative medicines. Preventing type II diabetes is fairly easy while being aware of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a nutritious diet, and exercising often helps in prevention. Keeping a healthy weight also helps in lowering your risk of receiving type II diabetes (ADA,…show more content…
“The Diabetes Prevention Program had more than 3,000 high-risk nondiabetic individuals randomly assigned to the following three groups: (a) exercise, (b) drug, and (c) control.” (Leung 1). An increase in physical activity led to 30-60% less of a risk of type II diabetes, overall. Health and physical education encourages these good habits, and helps in establishing the correct ways in preventing getting Type II Diabetes. (Leung 1) Physical Education can sometimes be the only source of activity that a child receives in a day. It always has a positive impact on a child’s chances of getting type II diabetes once they reach a later age. They develop habits that will impact their lifestyles in a good way. Studies show that 20-40% of these habits are developed from methods that people were taught in school. These habits can be the difference between a life with or without type II diabetes. (Leung

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