Diabetes is a condition where the pancreas secretes an insufficient supply of insulin or the body does not use the insulin efficiently. Normally, when the pancreas produces the right amount of insulin to accommodate the quantity of sugar. However, when the person has diabetes, either the pancreas produces little or no insulin or the cells do not respond normally to the insulin. Sugar accumulates up in the blood, overflows into the urine and then passes from the body unused. Now if this continues to occur over time the elevated sugar levels will start to damage a plethora of organs in the body. Diabetes type one can dramatically increases the risk of various cardiovascular problems, including coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, and finally high blood pressure and these are just a few of the things diabetes can affect. As for the risk factors of diabetes there are approximately three types of diabetes Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes, for this paper I will go with the risk factors of type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes, usually starts in childhood, the pancreas stops producing insulin. The primary risk factor for type 1 diabetes is a family history of this lifelong, chronic disease, or in other words if others in your family have it you are more likely to have diabetes. Another factor that can contribute to a cause of diabetes type 1 which is disease of the pancreas or anything that can cause it from producing its own insulin. Changes to lifestyle to help decrease risk factors of type 1 diabetes are the most important measure to avoid injury or death. In addition an individual should Schedule a yearly physical exam and regular eye exams to see how the disease is progressing, and what if any changes should be made to adapt to the disease. Unfortunately you are unable to prevent diabetes type 1 since it is something you inherit from your family. Since we are unable to cure it we can on the other hand treat the disease...
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