Diabetes Elijah walters

What are diabetes?

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose).

How does the body react?

  • Ammune system mistakenly attacks its own cell in the pancreas.
  • Body cannot produce insulin.
  • Type 1
  • (What Is Diabetes?)

Effects of the body:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
  • Sweating
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fast heart rate

Recessive or Dominant?

"Type 1 diabetes is inherited, but it is autosomal with complex dominate/recessive rules: Type 1 diabetes is a polygenic disease, many many different genes contribute to its onset. Depending on locus or combination of loci, it can be recessive, dominate or somewhere in between". (Diabetes Mellitus)

are traits that only express themselves when ONLY the recessive alleles are present in the organism.


  • Diabetic medicines (insulin)
  • Healthy habbits
  • Exercise
  • (What Is Diabetes?)


  • Oral glucose tolerance test
  • Fasting blood sugars
  • Random blood sugar
  • A1C

Who is affected:

Anyone can be diagnosed with diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, You can be born with it or you can grow into it


  • Diabetes affect around 2.2 million people in the UK (85% - 90% have type 1, 10% - 15% have type 2)
  • 20,000 children have type 1 under 15 yrs. (UK)


"Diabetes Mellitus." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Mar. 2017. Web. 20 Mar. 2017.

"WebMD Diabetes Center: Types, Causes, Symptoms, Tests, and Treatments." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2017.

"What Is Diabetes? | NIDDK." National Institutes of Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2017.


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