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The Silent Killer Diabetes Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death by disease It is a chronic disease that has no cure Therefore it comes to no surprise that this disease has acquired countless number of attentions Unfortunately 54 million people in the United State are unaware that they have this disease Until they do they have already developed life-threatening complications This may include blindness kidney diseases nerves diseases heart diseases strokes and amputations It is no wonder that diabetes is known as the silent killer Diabetes is condition where the body does not produce or properly use insulin which is a type of hormone that converts sugar starches and other types of foods into the energy that humans need everyday It controls the blood sugar level and without it death is inevitable There are two major types of diabetes Type I and Type II Type I is where the body does not produce any insulin also known as insulin dependent or immune-medicated diabetes It is a disease that destroys the cells in the pancreas that produces insulin Type II is where the body cant make enough or properly use insulin also known as non-insulin dependent Other specific type of diabetes may have its origin from certain genetic syndromes surgery drugs malnutrition inflection and other illness The cause of this disease remains a mystery Genetics environmental factors lack of exercise plays an important role in the cause of diabetes Diabetes can cause different types of problems depending on which types of diabetes they have For Type I diabetes two problems may occur ketoacidosis and hyperglycemia In ketoacidosis your body produces ketones This occurs when your blood glucose level increases too high The productions of ketones have its unpleasant results Ketones can cause you to vomit have trouble breathing become dehydrated have dry itchy skin andor go into a coma Hyperglycemia is where your blood glucose level is too low In results one
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