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What treatments are used? With a combination of diet, exercise, regular blood glucose chack and sometimes insulin injections and/or medication, diabetes can be controlled. Teens with diabetes check their blood as often as four times a day and take insulin shots and may need to have a pump for control. With diabetes, you have to see a doctor regulary .

What chromosome is affected? It depends on what kind of diabetes you have. There are many kinds of diabetes. Each kind classified under a certain type. Type 1 and Type 2. The chromosome affected by Type 1 is uaslly the 6th one. The chromosome affected by Type 2 is usally the 20th. How is the chromosome affected? Diabetic chromosomal disorders are different than most chromosomal disorders in a way that there is no substitution, deletion or insertion. Scientists can see certain genes in certain chromosomes that can be linked to diabetes. What are the symptoms/characterisitics of diabetes? Some symtoms are extreme thirst, need to unrinate frequently, sudden or exessive weight loss, extreme hunger,fatigue or vaginal yeast in girls. The characteristics are not being able to produce enough insulin, or none at all.How do doctors diagnose this? Doctors diagnose diabetes by asking questions about medical history and symtoms and by preforming a physical examination. They will aslo measure glucose in blood or urine. High levels of this usally indicaters.

Type 1 and Type 2

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Type 1

Type 2

Who gets diabetes? Diabetes is not contagious, so you can't get it from someone who has it. Diabetes developes if it is in a gene or you develope it as you grow up. But you can't get rid of it if you have it.

What is the prognosis? With diabetes you can controll it but in some extreme cases, death may be an outcome. More uncontrollable cases of Type 1 can deal with complications of the eyes,kidney and even your circulatory system and can lead to a slow death.

How common is diabetes? Over 350 million people in the world have diabetes. Being a man or woman usally doesn't matter toward how likely you are to be born with or develop diabetes.

www.ncbi.nim.nlm.gov/omim"Dealing with Diabetes." Teens Health. Jan. 22 2004:h.p.SIRS Discoverer. Web> 28 Jan. 2014



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