When people call diabetes a disease

Moniieblue14
By Moniieblue14 Latest Reply 2013-03-29 11:05:35 -0500
Started 2013-03-15 02:27:49 -0500

I think it's pretty dumb when people call diabetes a disease, why because 1st it's not its an organ that doesn't function 2nd a disease could probably be cures unlike diabetes even though they say they "are trying to find a way" but I thinks it's a bs :)


8 replies

kelsorosco
kelsorosco 2013-03-19 18:28:03 -0500 Report

it doesn't really bother me when people refer to diabetes as a disease, because it is. what does bother me is when people call me "sick". i'm not sick. i am a healthy person, i just have a chronic disease that limits some things. i'm pretty sure that isn't the definition of being "sick"…

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-03-15 22:05:22 -0500 Report

Type 1 is a disease, it's an autoimmune disease. The islet cells do not produce insulin in the pancreas.

dreamer2005
dreamer2005 2013-03-15 21:07:04 -0500 Report

I have a kidney condition that caused a diabetic condition, a bone condition, a respiratory condition and a pain in the butt condition caused by all my other conditions.

JSJB
JSJB 2013-03-15 03:54:02 -0500 Report

I said it before that I have a medical CONDITION that I can control but whatever you want to call it so be it. I do know one thing it is a pain in the ass to have or should I say finger to have .

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-03-15 03:09:27 -0500 Report

OK Monie, then what would YOU like to call it?

The Miriam-Webster Medical dictionary defines disease as: "an impairment of the normal state of the living animal or plant body or one of its parts that interrupts or modifies the performance of the vital functions, is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms, and is a response to environmental factors (as malnutrition, industrial hazards, or climate), to specific infective agents (as worms, bacteria, or viruses), to inherent defects of the organism (as genetic anomalies), or to combinations of these factors : sickness, illness—called also morbus; compare health 1" ~ http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/disease

For type 1s, their pancreas (a bodily organ) is not functioning properly. Their beta cells are attacked and destoyed by an autoimmune reaction to something. Not enough is known about that.

For type 2s again not enough is known about what is going on with us, but the majority of us have insulin resistence, where the insulin the pancreas produces does not open the body's cells to allow the glucose to enter the cell to feed it.

How does either of these types of Diabetes NOT fit the definition of disease?

Inquiring mind want to know?

James

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