The Causes of Diabetes

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Diabetes is a lifelong disorder when the body does not produce or use insulin, as it should (Basic). It is a manageable disease when diagnosed early, but can be deadly if not treated and controlled. There are two major types of diabetes: type one and type two. Both have different causes, but must be inherited and triggered by the environment. Type one diabetes is when your body does not produce enough insulin that it needs. Type two diabetes is when your body produces insulin, but does not properly use the insulin (Genetics). About 6% of the United States, 17 million people, has diabetes. Amazingly 5.9 million people are unaware that they have diabetes (What is Diabetes). Diabetes is a common disease that is caused by poor diet, obesity, and especially genetics.

Poor diet is one cause of diabetes. You are normally diagnosed with type two diabetes in result of nutritional deficiencies. A long- term diet that is high in saturated fat and low in fiber is all it takes to trigger diabetes. Results from a new

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