ENG 122: English Composition II
May 1, 2012
CHILDHOOD OBESITY: CAN DIABETES BE PREVENTED?
If you could image living in this world 10 years from now how would you picture what the average person would look like? Are they fat or skinny? Obesity is becoming an epidemic that is slowly killing many people. With more and more children becoming overweight there health is getting worse at an early age. I will show you how being overweight can give you diabetes and show you ways on how to get your life back and not let diabetes get the best of you. According to Colombia Encyclopedia (2008) obesity is the condition resulting from excessive storage of fat in the body. In terms that you might be able to understand you are consuming more calories in a day then you are burning off therefore your body is storing it. Many kids are so tied up with computers and Xbox 360 that they don’t go outside to play anymore. The PE classes offered at school are not enough. Lack of exercise to help burn off the calories that you might have consumed, will not only increase your weight, but also put you at risk for getting diabetes. I have found and article called Reversing the Trend to Improve the Health of the Next Generation in ProQuest that will help me explain this better.
I will explain to you all the things that diabetes can do to your body. As well as the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes After explain the difference between the two I will give you ideas on how to control your weight and take control of you health again. At the hospital we call diabetes the human killing disease. We have seen many people first come in with a wound on their toe that won’t heal. Then only to be told that they have to have it removed because it is dead and will cause a bigger infection. Next we have patient come and are told they have to take their whole foot and maybe a leg. I want you to ask yourself a...