Diabetes

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Diabetes

Did you know that if you have diabetes, you're 2x more likely to develop gum disease?!Diabetes makes the body more suseptable to bacterial infections.

What is Diabetes? What causes Diabetes?

DIABETES!

Some statistics: *$245 billion: Total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the US in 2012 *More than 60% of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes. *The risk for stroke is 2 to 4 times higher among people with diabetes.*1 in 3 americans will develop diabetes in their lifetime if present trends continue.

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism, the way the body uses digested food for energy. The digestive tract breaks down carbohydrates, sugars and starches found in many foods into glucose, a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. With the help of the hormone insulin, cells throughout the body absorb glucose and use it for energy. Diabetes develops when the body doesn’t make enough insulin or is not able to use insulin effectively, or both.

Type 1 diabetes is caused by a lack of insulin due to the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, is caused by a combination of factors, including insulin resistance, a condition in which the body’s muscle, fat, and liver cells do not use insulin effectively.

Symptoms:polyuria (excessive urination)polydipsia (excessive thirst)polyphagia (excessive hunger)


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