Diabetes Ryan Quan and Dan Russo

What body systems are affected by diabetes?

Diabetes can refer to a series of diseases related to the hormone of insulin. It occurs when the pancreas produces minimal to no insulin or when the body does not properly respond to insulin. Diabetes affects the endocrine system since it involves the pancreas.

Diabetes is a disease that affects many different parts of the body. This can include blood vessels, nerves, eyes, the heart, and the kidneys.
Effects

Some effects of diabetes can include strokes, coronary heart disease, raised blood pressure and cholesterol, and diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes can also cause lots of kidney damage and disease as well as lots of nerve damage.

Dangers of Diabetes

One of the greatest dangers of diabetes is the fact that it is a life threatening disease. It is a leading cause of kidney failure and heart disease, and can cause loss of limbs and blindness in rare cases.

How to fight diabetes

In order to fight diabetes, you will need a diabetes treatment plan from a doctor. Diabetic patients have to carefully watch their blood sugar levels and regulate them through food and exercise. They also may need regular insulin injections to make sure their body has the proper amount of insulin at all times. Treatments vary between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Types of Diabetes

Typre 1: Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in youth or young adulthood. With type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin which is needed to gather glucose from the bloodstream. Glucose is essentially fuel for the body. Type 1 also only makes up 5% of diabetics and is more common in white people.

Type 2: Type 2 diabetes causes blood glucose levels to skyrocket. It is the most common form of diabetes. With type 2, the body doesn't use insulin correctly and the pancreas cannot keep up with the body’s demands. Type 2 diabetes can be commonly caused by obesity or genes and about 27 million Americans have type 2 diabetes.

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