John Chovan and Sue Butz
Diabetes, Diabetes type 1, Diabetes type 2, Obesity, pancreas, Insulin
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that can affect different body systems. There are two categories of diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes, insulin production is diminished or absent due to autoimmune attack on the beta cells in the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes occurs as a result of insulin resistance due to beta cell failure. Although the cause is unknown, some of the contributing factors of diabetes include environmental, genetics, race, and family history. In addition, research has shown a significant linkage between obesity and diabetes. Therefore, it is important to understand the factors that predispose individuals to diabetes as well as standard that can help identify and diagnose the condition. The classical symptoms of diabetes include excessive urination, excessive thirst, hunger, and blur vision.
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