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    Effects of Type 2 Diabetes

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    Cassandra's father has recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Although she already knows that diabetes is a major health problem in the United States, she is surprised to discover that it is one of the leading causes of death. As she researches diabetes, she is even more surprised to learn that the prevalence of diabetes is significantly higher in the state of Tennessee, where she and her family live, than in most other states. Although the data she looks at sometimes vary depending on the source, comparing data from her state with national data gives her a better understanding of the impact of this disease. As Cassandra examines genetic, lifestyle, and environmental risk factors for the disease, she uncovers compelling distinctions between Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes that heighten her interest in addressing this health problem through her work as a health care administrator and as an advocate for improving health outcomes, not only for her father, but also for others who suffer from complications of Type 2 diabetes.

    1- Describe one of the leading causes of death.
    2- Compare your state's data with national data related to this health problem. Identify your sources of data.
    3- Describe the causes of this health problem and associated lifestyle, genetic, and environmental risk factors/determinants.
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    1. One leading cause of death is diabetes Type 3. This disease is a long term metabolic disease in which there is high blood sugar, relatively lack of insulin, and insulin resistance. The main symptoms are increased thirst, sudden weight loss, and repeated urination. The cause of death is from long term complications. these include kidney failure, heart disease, strokes, and poor flow of blood into limbs (1). In addition, there can be retinopathy leading to blindness, and amputations.
    2. The state is Tennessee. The adult diabetes rate according to 2014 figures is 13.0%. The rank among states according to 2014 figures is ...

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    The answer to this problem explains the causes and effects of Diabetes Type 2 in context of Tennessee. The references related to the answer are also included.