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Diabetes

I have completed a Infectious Disease Table. using two outside sources, and address the following:

a. Define the chronic disease. (Diabetes PLEASE)
b. Explain risk factors and incidence.
c. List symptoms.
d. Describe the impact of nutrition and exercise on the prognosis of the disease.
e. List prevention strategies and treatment options.

I HAVE COMPLETED THE TABLE and will attach information you can use. I WILL DO A 10 SLIDE POWERPOINT after your explanation!

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I have provided 950 words. Please use your chart to fill in some of the other symptoms, risks, and other information I did not include. I hope it helps. You can also use me as a reference since I have a lot of experience with diabetes in my family and have seen it my whole life.

Diabetes is a disease where the body does not produce enough insulin or properly use insulin that is produced. (http://www.diabetes.org/about-diabetes.jsp) Medical science does not know why people get diabetes, but both genetics and poor health habits seem to contribute to a person getting the disease. Obesity and lack of exercise, poor eating habits all contribute according to research done to this date. (Diabetes.org)

There are two types of diabetes. They are named Type 1 and Type 2. Type one is where the hormone, insulin, is not produced to provide energy in the manner that bodies need. Only a small percentage of people who are diagnosed with diabetes have Type 1. The more widespread type is Type 2 and this is where the insulin fails to convert sugars and starches in the correct way. This is known as insulin resistant and sometimes the insulin is deficient as in the Type 1. There are two other types of insulin problems, neither of which is chronic. Gestational diabetes occurs during some pregnancies and can cause problems with both the mother and the baby. The other is what has been identified as Pre-Diabetes where the glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a Type 1 or 2 diagnoses. The ...

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A discussion on the disease of diabetes, its symptoms, affects, prevention, and management.

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