TITLE

SORRY, SUGAR

AUTHOR(S)
Crawford, Brian A.
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 18.2 million people in the U.S. suffer from some sort of medical condition that can be diagnosed as diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the body no longer produces the hormone insulin or produces it in such a reduced quantity that it no longer meets the needs of the body. Insulin is used by the body to break down sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily living functions. The result of the body being unable to break down these sugars is a build up of glucose in the bloodstream. This causes the blood to thicken and gives it the affinity to stick and clog along the walls of the circulatory system. Both genetic and environmental factors, such as obesity are believed to contribute to diabetes.
ACCESSION #
12628576

 

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