Friday, January 3, 2020

Causes And Consequences Of Type 2 Diabetes - 3107 Words

Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic life threatening disease that affects individuals from all walks of life. It affects your bodies’ natural ability to produce or use insulin which is vital for your body to function normally. The issue with having type 2 diabetes is that there is no cure, it can only be controlled through associated medical remedies and a disciplined healthy lifestyle. Before Canadian Fredrick Banting had discovered a way to produce synthetic insulin, diabetes was considered a death sentence. Today our society has definitely seen miraculous improvements; since the inception of insulin, millions have fortunately been able to live out their lives. However, like most medications, insulin only prolongs the patients experience with†¦show more content†¦It will be explained why there is such a rising prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Canada by looking at the fundamental differences between healthy and unhealthy environments and the underlying factors that cause a n individual to be more vulnerable to diabetes. Through a critical analysis of food security, physical environment and access to health resources for isolated communities, this paper will prove how certain social determinants in Canada create unhealthy environments that are responsible for the high prevalence of type 2 diabetes. Food Security: An important difference that must be noted between type 1 and type 2 diabetes is that type 1 occurs during adolescence and is not preventable. On the other hand type 2 diabetes can occur at any age in ones life; however it is preventable through healthy eating, and maintaining an ideal weight. With that being said it is often easy to blame the onset of type 2 diabetes on a an individuals â€Å"lack of motivation† to live a healthy active lifestyle, however information from the Canadian Diabetes Association(2011) explains that type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of all cases(CDA, 2011). This proportion raises the notion that we can not just place the blame solely on the individual; rather the individual is often a product of their environment. It can easily be proven that unhealthy habits

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