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Type 1 Diabetics Type 1 Diabetics Lyndsey Watson Axia College of University of Phoenix COM 125 Utilizing Information in College Writing Judith Montoya February 25, 2007 1
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Type 1 Diabetics Type 1 Diabetics Type 1 diabetic, can be diagnosed as early as birth and a person could be considered a Type 1 until the age of 19 years old. This is also known as juvenile diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is insulin dependent, and they either are required to take shots or are on an insulin pump. Insulin must be given by injection or through an insulin pump, because if taken by mouth it is destroyed in the digestive system. A type 1 diabetic consists of when the body cannot generate a sufficient amount of insulin, or the cells overlook the insulin. The bodies’ pancreas cannot produce insulin at all, which insulin is a hormone that is required to transfer sugar (Glucose), starches and other food into energy needed for every day living. Scientists are not certain why diabetes affects some individuals and not others, but there is compelling evidence that heredity, social factors and natural environment take part in an important role. Type 1 diabetes can be a very serious disease if not taken care of properly, but people with diabetes could live just as long, just as healthy, and in just as good of physical shape as anyone else. Everyone either related or knows someone with diabetes. Many people often wonder if they are a diabetic. There are many different ways to find out if a person is unfortunately going to be diagnosed with this disease. If diabetes runs in that specific persons’ family then one has a higher risk of inheriting diabetes, and should keep a close watch on their blood glucose levels. At first, a person with diabetes can be wrongly diagnosed, and this disease can easily be mistaken for the flu. There are some of the symptoms of a Type 1 diabetic shown in Example 1: Example 1 Frequent urination Excessive thirst Extreme hunger Unexplained weight loss 2
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Type 1 Diabetics Fatigue, or a feeling of being "run down" and tired Rapid breathing Blurred vision Headache Tingling or burning pain High blood pressure Mood swings Irritability Depression (Life Med, 2006) Type 1 diabetes for the most part is the general type of diabetes. Diabetes can occur in people of any age or race. Type 1 diabetes is common in Latinos, Native Americans, African Americans, as well as, the aged population. Almost 21 million Americans have diabetes—11.7 million women, 9.3 million men, and one- third of them does not even realize they have diabetes.
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