Informative Article About Diabetes

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Ever wondered about Diabetes? You may never have known that it is one of the most commonly misunderstood diseases in our world today. One of the reasons for this is because a lot of people think that Diabetes is affected by sugar intake. Well that is definitely wrong because Diabetes is all about the control and regulation of Insulin; a growth hormone produced in the pancreas. Insulin’s primary role is to control the level of blood glucose or blood sugar in the body in order to keep it from getting too high. The result of high blood glucose levels is Diabetes. Insulin metabolism becomes disordered, meaning its functions are altered in a certain way that the insulin cannot control the blood glucose concentrations. Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by disordered insulin. It involves an absolute or relative lack of insulin. More than 23 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes, making it the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. There are two kinds of diabetes; Type 1 and Type 2. In Type 1, the immune cells of the body accidentally attack the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Thus, the pancreas loses its ability to produce insulin. In Type 2, a condition called “insulin resistance” occurs. Insulin resistance is when a normal amount of insulin is insufficient in lowering blood glucose. The liver continues to send glucose into the blood; therefore the pancreas starts to make larger amounts of insulin to compensate for the insulin resistance. Eventually, the insulin-producing cells can become exhausted due to the high demand of insulin. This can then lead to an impairment of the release of insulin. As Diabetes progresses over time, glucose fails to enter the cells and as a result, accumulates in the blood. Severe complications can occur from this in both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. These issues can lead to both prolonged and severe complications. In Type 1, glucose is not able to enter the cells...
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