The Effects of Juvenile Diabetes on Children

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Jonah de Vera
Johanna Marie Nicolas

Business Department
Assumption College
San Lorenzo Village, Makati
March 6, 2008

I. Introduction
       Diabetes was known way back by physicians of Ancient Greece and named as such and means “siphon” in Greek and was not as spectacular as it is now.        Doctors and scientists think diabetes may be caused by viruses, genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise.        Diabetes is one of the major leading causes of death in the Philippines. In 2002, it was the 6th leading cause of death in the United State alone. It cost US $ 132 billion per year for direct and indirect costs on the part of the government. Also in the United States the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that, diabetes will affect one in three people known in the United States. It also projects an increase by 165% by 2050 which is very alarming.        Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the person fails to get the benefit of the food which he or she eats, particularly sugar and starch. There are three types of diabetes: Juvenile diabetes, Adult-onset diabetes and Gestalt diabetes. Any person of any age can contract the disease whether through hereditary or acquired by chance. It has global and societal implications and is now called an epidemic.        The researchers would focus more on the type one (1) diabetes which is Juvenile Insulin Dependent Diabetes or JIDD which affects children or ages under 4o, and is triggered by environmental factors such as viruses, diet or chemical in people genetically predisposed.        This paper was prepared in order for the researchers as well as the readers to know the emotional effects of Juvenile Diabetes in children particularly since birth up to age 16, how these young people deal or cope up with this kind of disease and the reaction of the children when they knew that they have diabetes. A...
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