• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The growing problem of diabetes.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

It has been a fast growing problem in the parish of Westmoreland and by extension the island of Jamaica that more and more people (young, middle aged and old) are diagnosed daily with diabetes. The major causes include genetics, obesity, bad eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle. Nowadays, people consume junk foods, sweets and sodas, everyone is too busy to prepare nutritious food with so many fast food restaurants to choose from. Junk foods do not contain many nutrients, they are usually very high in salt and sugar content which are not the best for human consumption. Most persons don't even drink water, they prefer sodas and alcohol which only contain empty calories. ...read more.

Middle

If we can help this generation to make sensible choices in relation to their health and preventing Diabetes, then we can save millions of people yet to come who will not be diagnosed with the disease through genetics. Not only is the risk for type-two diabetes more common as people get older, but physical, financial and medical issues are often compounded as people age. * Diagnosis can be more difficult - as there are already underlying symptoms of other common conditions that frequently occur with aging. Older people may not pay attention to symptoms of chronic thirst and frequent urination, instead just "chalking" them up to old age. Problems such as blurred vision may be masked if cataracts or other age-related eye disorders are also concurrent. ...read more.

Conclusion

It's hard to get to doctors appointments, pharmacies, nutritionists and other health related destinations when there's no available transportation. Sometimes physical limitations prevent seniors from taking advantage of public transportation. * Adequate nutrition: sometimes a fixed income means trying to cut costs and live as economically as possible. Eating healthy can be expensive and difficult to accomplish. * Getting enough exercise: physical activity is beneficial to all seniors but especially for seniors with diabetes. Exercise can help to keep blood sugar under control. Limited mobility can interfere with getting enough exercise. The researcher hopes this research will allow people to make good decisions in regards to their health and preventing diabetes. The researcher also hopes the impact Diabetes has on the society will be lessened upon completion of this project. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Humans as Organisms section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a star student thought of this essay

3 star(s)

Response to the question

The response to the question is done well. The candidate provides a variety of reasons why diabetes is a problem in the world today, although they don't really address why diabetes is a 'growing problem' only why it is a ...

Read full review

Response to the question

The response to the question is done well. The candidate provides a variety of reasons why diabetes is a problem in the world today, although they don't really address why diabetes is a 'growing problem' only why it is a problem on its own. This should be addressed by factors such as rising obesity levels and modernisation of third world countries.

Level of analysis

The candidate introduces the topic well and succinctly. Throughout their essay they make a lot of valid points, but they also make quite a few sweeping statements which may not be true. The candidate tends to assume everyone eats dessert, and people choose alcohol over water based drinks which is not true for many of todays society. Some of their language isn't very scientific but rather conversational. This includes 'lay on their backs all day' when a better term would be that they lack exercise and activity. The candidate makes some very good points about why diabetes is such a worry in old age. The candidate does not have a conclusion which means that loose ends in the essay are not tied up, and the candidate does not formulate an end opinion or bring together all the evidence. An essay should always end with a conclusion.

Quality of writing

The luminous green writing at the top should be avoided as it looks far from professional for a scientific essay. The candidate wrongly uses a capital letter every time they mention diabetes. Punctuation, grammar and spelling are otherwise fine. Format of the essay is fine.


Did you find this review helpful? Join our team of reviewers and help other students learn

Reviewed by skatealexia 28/08/2012

Read less
Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Humans as Organisms essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Biology Revision notes - Human Biology

    5 star(s)

    There are 4 types of pathogens: * Protozoa - Malaria * Virus - flu, cold, AIDS - these are all infectious - can be passed on easily * Fungus - Athlete's Foot * Bacteria - TB Cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell anaemia, Huntington's disease - passed from parent to child - inherited

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Investigate the effect of altitude training on the density of blood.

    4 star(s)

    This oxidation also releases enough energy to add a second phosphate group to the three-carbon molecule, converting it to bisphosphoglyceric acid. The three-carbon molecule that remains is then rearranged to form pyruvic acid. This produces two molecule of ATP and one molecule of pyruvic acid.

  1. Marked by a teacher

    biology diabetes work

    4 star(s)

    Type two diabetes is also a problem with the cells in organs that store glucose - they become desensitized to insulin and therefore cant take out glucose. In the U.K An estimated 1.4 million people in the UK are known to have diabetes, with possibly up to a million more undiagnosed.

  2. Human biology short notes

    and forms a clot * Living cells divide and repair the wound * White blood cells collect at the wound and destroy any pathogens * The network of fibres shrinks and forms a hard dry scab that protects the wound from external damage Blood vessels Arteries Veins Size of lumen Small Large Endothelium (epithelium of lumen)

  1. Should the cloning of humans be allowed?

    to create healthy retinal tissue and finally, the person would be given a transplant of this tissue.8 In fact, a similar transplant was carried out successfully on Russell Turnbull who became partially blind after ammonia was squirted into his eye during an attack.

  2. Stem Cell Research

    Adult Stem Cells Adult stem cells are found only in mature tissues, such as the blood, the skin and the brain. They are the only stem cells that are found in humans that have grown past the embryo phase. They can usually only form the particular cells of the tissue that they are present in.

  1. Diabetes Type 1 and 2

    Having a relative with type 2 diabetes, being overweight or obese, having a waist measuring more than 80 cm if you are a woman or more than 94 cm if you are a man, having impaired glucose tolerance which is when your blood glucose levels are higher than normal but

  2. The Biological and Psychological Impact of Smoking Cigarettes

    The final component is nicotine. Nicotine causes the blood vessels to narrow. This increases the blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for stroke. It also increases the build up of plaque deposits along the inside walls of the arteries or blood vessels.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work