I chose to do my reaction paper about staying healthy with type two diabetes or other ways of saying this managing your diabetes or coping with diabetes. The reason why I have chosen this for my topic is because I have type two diabetes but I have to take insulin 3 times a day, and take pills 3 times a day. Also I have to test my blood sugar 4 times a day, one of the times I have to do it is before I eat lunch at school and have to take one pill for my diabetes usually in the nurses office. I know that this will probably help me in the long run when I decide to go live on my own and go to college at one of Milwaukeeâ€™s few colleges to chose from the college that Iâ€™m kind of thinking about attending is the Milwaukee institute of art and design or alverno college for women.
Diabetes has become the seventh leading cause of deaths among people in the U. S. and its still on the rise. Approximately 16 million (16,000,000) people have diabetes in the U.S., estimate two million African American have it and one million Hispanics have this disease. Between 90 and 95 percent of people with diabetes have type two diabetes where there body makes insulin but the insulin doesnâ€™t work very efficiently. Also about 90 to 95% of people with type two diabetes are non insulin dependent they can control theyâ€™re diabetes by watching there weight, actively exercising and eating a balanced diet. .
Type 2 diabetes is the most common in people age 40 and older mainly because when you grow older you may become less active and become overweight or obesity. Some people with type2 diabetes need more insulin than their pancreases can supply this mostly is in people with type 1 diabetes where there body becomes dependent on insulin to control their blood sugars.
This type of diabetes in also known as DMT2 Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, adult mature onset, or NIDD Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes.