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  • People With Type 1 Diabetes
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    The Silent Killer: Diabetes Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death by disease. It is a chronic disease that has no cure. Therefore it comes to no surprise that this disease has acquired countless number of attentions. Unfortunately, 5.4 million people in the United State are unaware that they have this disease. Until they do, they have already developed life-threatening complications. This may include blindness, kidney diseases, nerves diseases, heart diseases, strokes, and amputations. It...
  • Causes Diabetes Patients
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    Diabetes has a long historical record dating back to second century AD. The word 'diabetes' was first used by the Greek physician Aretaeus. The word diabetes means 'siphon'. It was first used to describe patients with excessive thirst and urination. In the 17th century, the word, meaning 'like honey', was added when diabetes patients' urine was noticed to be sweet. However, the disease is not directly related to urine, but instead to the pancreas. Today many other symptoms and complications of t...
  • Pre Diabetes Blood Glucose Levels
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    Diabetes is a life-long disease marked by elevated levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It can be caused by too little insulin (a chemical produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar), resistance to insulin, or both. Approximately 2.7 million or 11.4% of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes. However, one-third of them do not know it. The most life-threatening consequences of diabetes are heart disease and stroke, which strike people with diabetes more than twice as ...
  • Type 2 Diabetes
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    Alicia PurdomClass: English 101 Professor: Mrs. Kravitz-Sheppard Date: February 5, 2004 Diabetes (diabetes) Diabetes is a disease characterized by excessive urination. Diabetes is caused by insufficient insulin production or lack of responsiveness to insulin, resulting in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels). There are 2 primary types of diabetes, type I (insulin-dependent or juvenile-onset), which may be caused by an autoimmune response, and type II (non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset). ...
  • People With Type II Diabetes
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    Non - Insulin - dependent diabetes mellitus is the name given to a disturbed chemical balance in the body, which can affect a number of different organs. The word diabetes comes from a Greek expression meaning, "siphon". (Nova) It refers to the increased urination and thirst that occurs in newly diagnosed cases. These symptoms are due to the high sugar (glucose) content in the urine. The sugar drags water out with it, the body gets dry and you feel thirsty. All this follows an excessive build-up...

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