Question 1- Need to be 200 words
1-Discuss the health impact of sugar consumption. What are the suggested guidelines for sugar consumption? Do you feel that there should be a tax on foods that are high in sugar? Explain your answer.
2-Discuss the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Define type 1 diabetes.
In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the carbohydrates you eat into blood glucose (also called blood sugar), which it uses for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.
Define type 2 diabetes. Click here to receive assistance in this and other related assignments
In type 2 diabetes, your body’s cells aren’t able to respond to insulin as well as they should. In later stages of the disease your body may also not produce enough insulin.
Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes can lead to chronically high blood sugar levels, causing several symptoms and potentially leading to serious complications.
What is the difference between the two types?
“Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease — the body’s immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas that make insulin,” a hormone, says Andjela Drincic, MD, associate professor of internal medicine in the division of diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolism at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The exact cause is not known, but it’s probably a combination of the genes a person is born with and something in the environment that triggers the genes to become active.
“The cause of type 2 diabetes is multifactorial,” says Dr. Drincic. “People inherit genes that make them susceptible to type 2, but lifestyle factors, like obesity and inactivity, are also important. In type 2 diabetes, at least in the early stages, there is enough insulin, but the body becomes resistant to it.” Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include a family history of the disease, a poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and obesity. African-Americans, Latin Americans, and certain Native American groups have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than Caucasian Americans.
3-List 4 symptoms of diabetes mellitus.
Which are the same for both type 1 and 2?
Which are different?
4- Describe the current dietary recommendations for diabetes mellitus, as presented in either the textbook or by the American Diabetes Association.
5- Choose two articles to read under “In Diabetes Today” at the American Diabetes Association site
Article 1: Record the name of the article and write a brief (few sentences) summary of it.
6- Article 2: Record the name of the article and write a brief (few sentences) summary of it. Click here to receive assistance in this and other related assignments