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The Cause, Effect, and Treatment of Diabetes

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Table of Contents

Execute Summary 3

The Cause, Effect, and Treatment of Diabetes 4

Types of Diabetes 4

Type I Diabetes 4

Type II Diabetes 4

Gestational Diabetes 5

Diabetes Cause and Symptoms 5

Effects of Diabetes 6

Treatments for Diabetes 7

Myths about Diabetes 7

Conclusion 8

References 9

Appendix 10

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Execute Summary

When diagnosed with diabetes, people go through many emotions ranging from fear to anger to fighting this disease. This essay is to help people gain knowledge and help people control their diabetes by providing information on the cause, effects, and treatment of diabetes along with educating people without diabetes. Along the way, this essay will dispel common myths and replace it with some facts that are surprising and shocking.

The cause of diabetes, which many scientists believe, is the body's immune system attacking and destroying insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The effects of diabetes effect every aspect of your body. The treatments vary but most are controlled by medications, exercise, and diet.

One myth, thanks to American Diabetes Association (2010) is "people with diabetes can't eat sweets or chocolate. When in fact, if part of a healthy meal plan, or combined with exercise, people with diabetes can eat sweets and desserts. They are no more "off limits" to people with diabetes than they are to people without diabetes."

The Cause, Effect, and Treatment of Diabetes

Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and this disease is increasing in numbers. Many people who do not know the cause, effects, and treatments for diabetes and this is something that needs to be known, as chances are you know someone who has diabetes. The problem with diabetes, it can come about at anytime in your life and it does not matter is what your age, sex, and ethnicity is; you can be diagnosed anytime from when you are a baby to when you are elderly.

Types of Diabetes

Type I Diabetes

Type I diabetes is known as insulin-dependent diabetes, which is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. In type


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