Nutrition Day 9

Nutrition Day 9 - Nutrition Day 9 17:24 Diabetes Health...

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Nutrition Day 9 17:24 Diabetes Health disparity o Racial differences in diabetes Blacks and Hispanics are more like to get diabetes over white Asians Diabetes expresses itself at a lower body weight Type 1 diabetes (child-onset) Insulin dependent Beta cells don’t work Begins in childhood Rapid onset of symptoms o Frequently follows a virus Lower occurrence in vegetarians Higher incidence among milk drinkers o Antibodies to cow’s milk protein may be cause Possibly an autoimmune disease Type 2 diabetes (adult-onset) Non-insulin dependent Most prevalent (90%) Less severe, slow onset High insulin levels Defect in insulin receptors Usually occurs in “large” people o Most likely to occur in people with large amount of abdominal fat Strong genetic component
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Gestational diabetes Happens only when you get pregnant o Affects 4% of pregnancies
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2009 for the course NUTR 115 taught by Professor Levitsky during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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