Diabetes Papers

  • Diabetes

    357 words, 2 pages

    Diabetes is when the body cannot produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps turn convert sugar, starches and other food into the energy that you need to go through the whole day. The glucose levels are also real high in the blood stream. About 28.3 of the population are living with diabetes, that’s also about 7.9 % of the population in the United States of America. About 17.9 of the population are diagnosed with diabetes while 5.7 of the population are not aware that they do have the disease. People who do find out that they have diabetes have to take a Fasting Plasma Glucose Test (FPG),

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    Child Obesity

    2241 words, 9 pages

    Childhood Obesity In today's society childhood obesity is considered to be an epidemic. The increase in obesity is not caused by the change in the gene pool, but rather by the change in the environment. This causes vulnerable populations to express the obesity phenotype (Stune, 1999). One in seven children ages 6-17 are considered to be obese. Most nutritionists will say that this is do to the lack of parental guidance. A child's parents should teach their child proper eating habits so that they won't run across problems in the future (Tomlin, 1999). According to t

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    Diabetic Neuropathy

    2586 words, 11 pages

    I. Introduction Diabetes is on the rise in the United States and the resultant health problems are leading to visits to physicians’ offices and hospitals more than ever before. Diabetic neuropathy, a debilitating nerve disorder which can affect almost any part of the nervous system, occurs in nearly 50 percent of patients with diabetes. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is found in 12 percent of insulin dependent diabetics and 32 percent of those who are not, equaling approximately 3 million people in the United States. (Chen et al. 2007) The number of patients with other neuropathies, such a

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