What Makes Type II Diabetes? Essay

1032 Words Nov 20th, 2014 5 Pages
In this day and age, there have been many advances in society such as having excellent technology. There are so many things that one could do nowadays like go out shopping or watch TV, but the bad things is that every day as technology advances kids are getting lazier and lazier causing them to gain a sufficient amount of weight by not exercising or eating healthy. It is a bad thing that many kids today don’t do much of anything except go to school, eat, and be lazy. This is not good because if they live this unhealthy lifestyle it may lead to complication like high cholesterol ,but mainly this lifestyle can lead to Diabetes type 2. Many people are diagnosed with Type II Diabetes everyday, but it is becoming more common in kids because of the lifestyle they live, but parents can prevent this by feeding their children healthier foods and having them exercise daily.
What is Type II Diabetes? Type 2 Diabetes is “a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal.”(American Diabetes Association par.1). Type 2 diabetes is the diabetes that is most common in people. Anybody can get type 2 Diabetes but people who are over 45, have family members who have type 2 diabetes, have high blood pressure, and are overweight are more at risk.(WebMD par.6).Since kids are the biggest target of type 2 Diabetes, the biggest cause of type 2 Diabetes in kids is their weight. The majority of kids diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes are overweight. Kids…

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