Abstract or Introduction
This paper explores the prevalence, burden and type 2 diabetes risk factors in the United States. Diabetes is one of the most common types of metabolic disorders globally. Diabetes can be defined as a metabolic disorder where an individual suffers from a high blood sugar levels over a long period of time. Diabetic conditions arise when the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin or the body cells do not react appropriately to the insulin being produced.
Some of the symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst, frequent urination and increased hunger. If not well managed, diabetes can easily lead to serious long term complications such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, foot ulcers and damage to the eyes among others. There are various forms of diabetes such as type 1 diabetes and type 2 etc. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease and is sometimes known as the non-insulin dependent diabetes. People who suffer from Type 2 diabetes are not able to respond effectively to insulin, thus their liver and muscle cells become insulin resistant.
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- Difrine Madara (Author), 2019, Burden, Prevalence and Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/508258