Diabetes essay

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Diabetes in America

Currently, diabetes is becoming one of the most common diseases in the world, with over 100,000 people being diagnosed each year. Diabetes is generally a geneticdisease; it is a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respondproperly to insulin, or both. There’s two types of diabetes; the first one the body does not produce insulin. The second one the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in thebody do not react to insulin.

In the U.S diabetes in one of the leading diseases that doesn’t stop increasing. Why is diabetes so “common” in the U.S? The first word that pops up in our mindis: obesity. With so much easy food around, and lack of exercising, Americans are getting close and closer to obesity. With all the industrial and frozen food, it can cause not only obesity but alsodiabetes. In the last 10 years, the number of adults with obesity has continued to grow in an alarming rate "Obesity and diabetes are among our top public health problems in the United States today,"said HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson. 

Other than over weight being a reason for the high number of people with diabetes is the lack of exercise. Physical activity is veryimportant not just to stay in shape or be thin, but to be healthy. A little of physical activityeach day, can increase the chances of having
a healthy immune system, it helps the blood circulation, helps the blood to bring oxygen to other body parts, and much more positive things. One of themost important consequences of exercises is that it can help to prevent diabetes. Now days, some schools are cutting off the physical education programs because of budget reasons, so a lot of children...
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