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Diabetes

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What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or does not properly use the hormone insulin.
What does insulin do? Insulin enables cells to take glucose in.
What is the body's main fuel? Glucose
Why is insulin necessary? Insulin is necessary for the body to change food into energy.
How many people have diabetes in the U.S.? 25.8 million people (2010)
Who can contract diabetes? Everyone!
Which ethnic groups are more likely to get diabetes? African Americans and Latinos
What part of your body does diabetes affect? Pancreas
What is the cause of Type I diabetes? Inheritence
What are the causes of Type II diabetes? Poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle
Are there any cures for diabetes? No
How can one with diabetes be treated? One can be prescribed a dosage of insulin to inject.
How can diabetes be prevented? Type I: Ask your doctor how likely you will be to inherit type I diabetes? Type II: Exercise often, eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle.
Those with Type II diabetes much watch the amount of _____ in their diet... Sugar
Created by: OliviaElise