Disease of Affluence - Diabetes

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Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or alternatively use the insulin it produces. 

Type 2 diabetes - results from the body's ineffective use of insulin. Type 2 diabetes comprises 90% of people with diabetes around the world and is largely the result of excess body weight and physical inactivity. 

CAUSES OF DIABETES:

-age 

-genetics

-weight 

-ethnicity

SYMPTOMS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES:

-Frequent urinating

-Tiredness

-Thirstiness

-Weight loss and loss of muscle bulk

-Heavy/deep breathing 

-Blurred vision

-Vomiting

CONSEQUENCES OF DIABETES:

HEALTH:

-Diabetes is among the leading cause of kidney failure, 10-20% of people with diabetes die of kidney failure.

-Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. 50% of people with diabetes die of cardiovascular disease 

ECONOMIC:

-Medication - insulin, test strips, blood monitoring equipment…

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