Diabetes By: Connor lew, Paul Krainski, Jack DUggaN

The Body System That Is Affected

Diabetes can cause problems and affect the cardiovascular system, nervous system, urinary system, and the ocular system.

The Body Parts Involved

Diabetes involves many body parts including, your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and kidney.

The Effects of the Disorder

The effects of the disorder- increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue, and blurred vision are all effects of diabetes

The Dangers of the Disorder

The dangers of the disorder- diabetes can cause nerve damage, such as numbness and tingling. It also can result in vision problems.

Treatments and Potential Cures

Type 1 Diabetes: Treatment for type 1 Diabetes includes insulin therapy, exercise, and diet.

Type 2 Diabetes: Treatment for type 2 Diabetes includes insulin therapy, medication, exercise, and diet.

A potential cure for diabetes is a transplant procedure that involves transplanting exogenous beta cells.

A Description of both Types

Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes is a disease that occurs when T cells destroy most of the beta cells in the pancreas. This causes the pancreas to produce little or no insulin, which is a hormone needed to allow sugar to enter cells to produce energy.

Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolites sugar. It is also characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and lack of insulin.

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