Running head: DIBETES 2
Diabetes is a condition where the blood sugar level rises beyond the normal levels due to
shortage of insulin or malfunction of cell. Approximately 282,000,000 people lived with diabetes
in the year 2013. The number has continuously increased over the years. Diabetes is a world
concern even though it is treatable.
Diabetes exists in three forms namely;
The first type of Diabetes. It refers to condition whereby the body fails to produce
Insulin. The condition is common among people at their early adulthood years although it
is rarer compared to type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes is usually controlled by insulin
injection which is administered from when it is diagnosed. Patients are also advised
ensure proper levels of glucose in order to contain the situation.
The second type of Diabetes. Refers to the situation whereby insulin is produced in low
amounts or where the body cells do not show any response to insulin. This is the main
type of Diabetes with approximately 90% of all diabetes cases reported to be type 2. This
condition can be control by losing weight, ensuring a diet which is healthy and free from
disease causing organisms, increased exercise and ensuring glucose level is monitored.
However, the second type of Diabetes is assumed to be a progressive disease which
grows serious with time.
Gestational diabetes. This condition affects women during pregnancy period. A number
of women have high levels of glucose in their blood exceeding the normal level. This
condition may be as a result of low insulin production which is not sufficient to transport
all the glucose into their cells resulting to progressive rise of blood glucose levels.