Reporting Practices and Ethics Paper

Article Review
Yolanda A. Pearson
Public and Community/HCS 457
Heather Steiner
January 8, 2011

Article Review

Diabetes is a chronic lifelong disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. This disease affects all walks of life, but more so within ethnics groups particularly African Americans, Native Americans, Asians Americans, and Hispanic Americans. When this disease is left untreated, it can lead to blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, and amputations of limbs and ultimately death. Yes this is a very serious disease, but with proper treatment, diet and exercise can be controlled and an individual can lead a productive life.
Diabetes was first diagnosed in the 15th century B. C. in Egypt. The symptoms that the person had was excessive urination, and this symptom is very closely related to diabetes for the present times. Although in 100 B. C. a Greek physician by the name of Aretaeus, first used the term diabetes (, 2010). There are three types of diabetes:
  * Type one diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood
  * Type two diabetes is far more common than type 1
  * Type two diabetes is far more common than type 1
Diabetes has had a negative effect on the community to the point where families are seeing what this disease does to their loved ones. It is very hard to change a diet when a person is so use to eating the way that he or she has for all of their lives. Families are also losing loved   ones   to this disease because people do not always do what they are suppose to do to get better, sad but true.
There are 20 million Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes. Once a person is diagnosed with diabetes he or she needs to start treatment right away. The immediate goals are to treat diabetic ketoacidosis and high blood glucose levels. Because type one diabetes can start suddenly and   have severe symptoms. The community is dealing with this disease by implementing support groups for the patients and their...