Diabetes

What is body system is affected in a person with diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the hormone insulin is not sufficiently released in the pancreas, or your body's cells do not properly react to insulin exposure. The system that is affected in this disease is the endocrine system, the system that deals its hormones and hormone levels.

What are the body parts involved in people with diabetes?

In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas is involved because it does not sufficiently produce insulin. In type 2 diabetes, your cells do not react properly to insulin due to high blood sugar for a long period of time.

What are the effects of diabetes?

  • Extreme thirst
  • Frequent Urination
  • Stomach problems
  • Foot problems
  • Heart Disease
  • Cataracts and Glaucoma
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure

What are the dangers of diabetes?

  • Loss of appendages due to low amounts of sugar entering cells
  • Stroke
  • Eye issues due to fluid being pulled from the lens
  • Brain issues

How is diabetes treated?

  • Meal plans, watching when and what you eat
  • Excercise to prevent heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Medication to control glucose levels in blood

Difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes' cause is unknown. Type 1 diabetes is when your pancreas does not produce enough insulin to allow your cells to receive glucose from the blood. Type 2 diabetes is caused from a high level of glucose in your blood. Type 2 diabetes is when your cells reject the insulin given to them and do not allow glucose into the cells.

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