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Diabetes Essay

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This essay has placed focus on examining the health problem of diabetes within an Australian context.

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Labor Social Issues Disaster Health Medicine Diabetes Diabetes mellitus Endocrine system Obesity Gestational diabetes Insulin resistance Chronic Non-communicable disease Latent autoimmune diabetes
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Labor Social Issues Disaster Health Medicine Diabetes Diabetes mellitus Endocrine system Obesity Gestational diabetes Insulin resistance Chronic Non-communicable disease Latent autoimmune diabetes
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It is caused by the improper functioning of the pancreas, the organ that produces insulin. Insulin is required as it allows the glucose in the blood to enter the cells of the body to be used for energy. Hence with no working insulin, the blood sugar levels will remain high. Diabetes is when the body produces no or not enough insulin or when the insulin produced does not work effectively. Managing diabetes can be difficult, requiring regular monitoring and being able to maintain balanced blood sugar levels. If there is insufficient sugar in the blood, it is known as hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels), too much sugar is hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar levels). There are three types of diabetes: - - - Type 1 – is an autoimmune condition, where the body destroys its own insulin producing cells in the panc...
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