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Unformatted text preview: -Type 1: Abrupt, Immune System destroys insulin produced by pancreas-Type 2: (non-insulin dependent) Differing causes. Insulin resistance Third most chronic illness in the US and is one of the leading causes of death .-But can be debilitating as well. -7% have diabetes-Past 40yrs., 6X increase HEALTH OVERVIEW of STROKE and Diabetes Risk Factors for Type 2:-Overweight, little exercise, high blood pressure, family history, baby weight, high risk ethnic group. Health Implications:-Being overweight can lead to high blood pressure and related comlications Treatments Type 1:-Regular insulin injections, dietary control, weight control, and exercise Adherence Issues!-Monetary cost-Going on "gut instinct" Type 2:-Lifestyle changes-2 types of medications....
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- Winter '12
- Health Psychology