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Western University
Health Sciences
Health Sciences 1002A/B
Jessica Polzer

HS 1002aClass 15Thursday Oct 25 Questions on Film Series Unnatural Causes Episode Bad Sugar This film examines the problem of Type 2 Diabetes among the Pima Indians in Arizona within a Social Determinants of Health framework This film focuses on Type 2 Diabetes also known as Diabetes Mellitus This form of diabetes is characterized by high levels of glucose in the blood and the bodys inability to regulate glucose levels properly Type 2 diabetes can be managed through changes to lifestyle and medication Undiagnosed or untreated diabetes can have serious short and longterm complications Diabetes affects many major organs including your heart blood vessels nerves eyes and kidneys Longterm complications include cardiovascular disease nerve damage kidney damage eye damage potential blindness and foot damage sometimes requiring amputation For more information go to httpwwwmayocliniccomhealthtype2diabetesDS00585What are the differences in the rates of Type 2 Diabetes among the Indigenous peoples in this film compared to the national average in the US 50 have type 2 diabetesMore than 7X the national averageWhat impact does genetic
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