Diabetes

The eyes, arteries, kidneys, nervous system and blood vessels can all be affected.

Effects of Diabetes: pamcreas malfunction, thirst, excessive urination, stroke, heart disease, foot problems, dry skin, diabetic retinopathy, stomach problems and high blood pressure.

Cures for both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes have not yet been discovered, but progress is being made to prospectively cure type 1 diabetes in this generation.

As studies continue, the root causes and mechanism behind both forms of the disease are becoming more clearly understood. People with type 2 diabetes can go into remission, but while a cure is still elusive for type 1 diabetes, research from major angles is contributing towards a potential cure.

Type 1 diabetes- happens when your immune system destroys cells in your pancreas called beta cells. They’re the ones that make insulin. Some people get a condition called secondary diabetes. It’s similar to type 1, except the immune system doesn’t destroy your beta cells. They’re wiped out by something else, like a disease or an injury to your pancreas.

Type 2 diabetes- a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. Most people with the condition have type 2. There are about 27 million people in the U.S. with it. Another 86 million have prediabetes: Their blood glucose is not normal, but not high enough to be diabetes yet.

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.