Monday, May 27, 2013


Things about Diabetes.

Diabetes is diagnosed when a person has too much glucose. (Too much sugar in your blood)
This happens when the pancreas does not have enough insulin. The main similarities between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is that they both have to have insulin but type 2 diabetes is sluggish and type 1 diabetes you get from the insulin from an injection.

The main differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is that Type 1 diabetes you have for the rest of your life and you to have to cope with it and you also have to take injections at least 4 times a day, breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper . Type 2 diabetes a progressive condition in that the pancreas continues to get more sluggish over time and you have to take medications recently or you will die.

The diabetics manage their illness by taking there medications every day if you have Type 2. If you have Type 1 you have to take injections on your body so that the insulin can go everywhere around your body so that you can feel like you can actually want to do something instead of feeling lazy. If you feel lazy and tired you might get into a comma and you have to go straight to the hospital. The main health risks for people who develop Type 2 diabetes are heart attacks, blindness, strokes, kidney failure and poor circulation from which the limbs will die from.

My sister Antonia Vili has Type 1 diabetes. Every single day she has to take injections at breakfast, lunch ,dinner and supper and she also has to do her finger prick before she does her jabe. Her finger prick is a little machine that has a finger pricker and a strip, she does her prick with the finger pricker and puts her blood on the strip thats on the machine, then it tells you the number like if you were 6.4 thats good if you were high like 18.7 thats bad and she has not eaten the right amount of food. If you are very high like 24.5 you will have to run to burn out the insulin inside you, and thats what my sister does. I’m not sure at what time she got her diabetes but all I know is that she was little when she got it. This macine at the bottom is the sort of machine that my sister uses and this is the sort of pricker that she uses.

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