Friday, October 22, 2010

Public Health Concern: Diabetes

Diabetes type two is a disease that has come into the lives of many and changed them for ever, for the worse. Diabetes is known as a chronic disease which simply means a lifelong disease. It is a condition in which a human being constantly faces high blood pressure because there is a problem in the way there body makes and uses insulin. I understand some people are born with the disease and there is nothing they could have done to prevent it, but people with type two diabetes acquire it by not taking care of their heath, and more specifically their sugar intake. However, type two diabetes does not result from only eating sugary treats. It also results from the other food you eat and how healthy it is. It is okay to indulge yourself in food every once in a while, but when you make it a habit it becomes dangerous. Most people with type two diabetes where overweight at the time they were diagnosed. Type two diabetes in children is a shame. Their parents should have monitored their treats and snacks more closely. Once you are diagnosed with diabetes there is no going back. You constantly have to monitor what you eat and take insulin and other medications. It becomes a burden that sticks with you for the rest of your life. The reason I believe type two diabetes is serious enough to warrant immediate attention is because it is preventable. All you need is the knowledge and information on how to take care of your body and the commitment to make healthy living a lifestyle.

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