VisualRepresentation: Relationship between Diabetes and Age
Diabeteshas two broad categories of type-one diabetes and type-two diabetes.These divisions are arbitrary classes of the disease. Type onediabetes is characterized by an immune abnormality where the bodydestroys its islets cells meant to secret the insulin(Kawada, Andou & Fukumitsu, (2014).This disease mainly affected the children. Therefore, the disease wasnamed ‘juvenile onset`. As time progressed, people gained awarenessthat the same disease affected the individuals in the old age. Duringthe middle years, there is a slower destruction of islets (Moalem& Prince, (2007).The relationship between age and this type of diabetes is non-linear,and a graphical representation of such a relationship may be au-shaped curve. It shows that the polar ends of age are at the peakthat is individuals are most likely to be infected at a tender orelder age and the possibility of contracting the disease decrease asage increase and increase on the onset of aging.
Accordingto Anabor,Selwyn & Peters, (2011), thetype-two diabetes is characterized by the presence of weak dyinginsulin cells in the body. A possible explanation for this conditionis that as age sets in, people live a sedentary life and commonlysuffer from obesity. This type of living spells doom to the insulincells as they are get overworked. There are a few cases ofmiddle-aged people becoming too overweight such that their islets areoverworked, and they start giving up. However, we can derive thatthere is a positive relationship between age and type two diabetes.The relationship is linear, and a graphical representation of thecorrelation is a straight line with an elevation from left to right.It shows lower chances of contracting the disease at early ages andthe increasing risk of contracting the disease as one grows older.
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