Diabetes

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  • I chose diabetes because both my grandma and grandpa have diabetes. My aunt also had diabetes when she was pregnant. I have a higher risk of diabetes in my family so I wanted to learn as much as I can about this disease.
  • Diabetes by Evan T.
  • What is diabetes?
  • Diabetes is a non-communicable disease in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy.
  • Diabetes is a disease that can run in families. Also, it can be contracted as people age, have high blood pressure, or aren't physically active.
  • It can cause health complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and lower-extremity​ amputations
  • In 2012, 13% of men and 11% of women in the US were affected by diabetes.
  • Asia has more than 60% of the worlds diabetic population because of the large population and growth
  • More than 1/3 of all cases diagnosed occurred​ in people age 65 or older
  • African Americans, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders are all at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes. They are at a lower risk of type 1 diabetes
  • Prevalance
  • Symptoms include: frequent urination, feeling thirsty and hungry, fatigue, blurry vision, cuts or bruises that are slow to heal, weight loss (type 1), tingling, pain or numbness in hands or feet (type 2)
  • A clinician and educator, Elliott Joslin is renowned throughout the world as one of the most influential voices in diabetes care.
  • History
  • Making people living with diabetes live better and help families that are effected by prevention, edication and service Nevada Diabetes Association www.diabetesnv.org 702.966.0686
  • Support Group
  • Prevention: weight loss and exercise, healthy diet, see your doctor for regular check-ups
  • Prognosis: Diabetes is a lifelong disease and there is no cure. Some people with type 2 no longer need medication if they lose weight and become more active.
  • Treatment includes physical activity, healthy eating, weight control, and possibly medication
  • (2014, October 1). Retrieved July 2, 2015, from http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/risk/index.html (2014, October 1). Retrieved July 2, 2015, from http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/risk/index.html (n.d.). Retrieved July 2, 2015, from http://diabetesnv.org/
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