Diabetes Thesis Statements
Diabetes is the result of abnormal insulin production, insulin action, or both. Because of the abnormal insulin activity, the glucose levels arise. Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death.
There are two types of diabetes – type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes results when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys its own insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not make enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it makes effectively.
There are different factors that increase a person’s chances of acquiring diabetes. One such factor is being a member of an ethnic group. Diabetes is more prevalent among African Americans that among whites. 3.2 million African Americans are diabetic. African Americans are almost two times more likely to acquire the disease.
Diabetes is considered as the fifth leading cause of death in African Americans. The death rates of African Americans from diabetes are 27% higher compared to whites.
Diabetes can lead to serious and life-threatening complications. African Americans are more prone to complications such as strokes, blindness, kidney failures, heart disease and amputations. Diabetes often leads to serious kidney disease among African Americans. African Americans are almost three times more likely to have lower limb amputated due to diabetes than whites are. Diabetic African Americans are more likely to develop diabetes related blindness.
African Americans are more likely to develop diabetes complications and experience greater disability from the complications than whites. Death rates from diabetes among African Americans are also higher than whites.
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