Living with Chronic Illness. William P. Wattles, Ph.D. Psychology 314. Acute disease. short-term less common than chronic either die or get well. Chronic illness.
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Insulin acts to reduce levels of glucose in the blood by interacting in some unknown way with cell membranes.Diabetes
Glucose comes from foods such as breads, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes, fruits and some vegetablesDiabetes
In twenty-three states including South Carolina, age-adjusted prevalence was at least 50% higher in 2002 than in 1994.
“The increasing frequency of obesity and sedentary lifestyles in the population, make it likely that diabetes will continue to be a major health problem in the U.S.”Incidence of Diabetes
Good diabetes care and management can delay or prevent the onset of these complicationsDiabetes is a life-long condition.
There is nothing to be done to prevent type 1 diabetes, even early diagnosis will not prevent it.
It is not caused by eating too much sugar.Type 1 diabetes
A person with type 2 diabetes, you may be able to keep your blood glucose levels in a target range by healthy eating, exercising and taking diabetes medication.Type 2 diabetes
They can do this by:
Eating healthy meals
Taking diabetes medication, including insulinThe good news