Diabetes:sweet desease

Essay by syon707High School, 10th gradeD, February 2013

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Sweet disease: Diabetes

Andres Ramirez was born in Michoacán Mexico, a town just located in western Mexico that was named after Jose Maria Morelos, a Mexican Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary rebel leader who led the Mexican War of independence movement and therefore Mexico became an independent country from Spain. Andres Ramirez is a wonderful person, he is always happy and outgoing, and in fact he has a unique skill, he is able to communicate with people. He can make anyone speak just because he is likeable, friendly and very funny. Most importantly he is a great man and he is also my dad.

My dad has a disease called diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which an individual has high blood sugar. Some of this problem is because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by pancreas and it regulates carbohydrates and fat in the body.

Insulin has an effect on cells in the liver, skeletal muscles and fat tissue and takes glucose from the blood. Insulin in the body can help to remove glucose that is not needed from the blood, if this procedure is not done in the body then it may cause some toxic outcomes. The strength and purpose of this paper is based on personal encounter with diabetes, and also with family with diabetes and friends who have been affected by it.

Diabetes is not a death sentence directly; however, it does have problems that can be deadly. The history of diabetes dates since 1649 in which society started so see the transformation of the disease. According to Richard Barnett "Another Indian name for diabetes-"madhumea" (honey-urine disease)-shows that Eastern medicine was aware of one major symptom of the disease. The sweet taste of diabetic urine escaped the attention of western...