Medical Sciences Paper on Information on Diabetes and Cancer

Medical Sciences Paper on Information on Diabetes and Cancer


In our world today, death and life seem to be separating in a very fast rate. There has been a trend that has emerged that is rapidly eroding the human race.  The trend is a major scare because this is certainly worse even for the very developed countries.  Diabetes and Cancer have become so familiar that they have so much spoken of in almost all magazines. In this article, we find out the reasons as to why these two deadly diseases must be treated with so much attention (Levy, 2013).

Diabetes is a medical condition; a  metabolic disease that is characterized by persistent high blood sugar following the body cells not recognizing insulin or poorly respond to insulin(Romero,2016). Statistics by the American Diabetes Statistics reveal that there are about 1.4 million Americans each year who get diagnosed with diabetes (Levy, 2013).  Diabetes thus results because there is so much sympathy that lies between the human living standards in the current world that make these diseases be treated with fear and trembling. Statistics reveal that by the year 2014 there has been a worrying trend in diabetes, with those affected being422 million. Further, there is a world prevalence of diabetes that is at8.5% by the year 2014(Romero,2016). These statistics, therefore, put diabetes to be a leading cause of kidney failures, cerebrovascular accidents, and amputations of the limbs(Levy, 2013).

In 2012 alone, it is estimated that about 1.5 million deaths were direct as a result of diabetes and over 2.2million by the very same year lost their lives as a result of high glucose in the blood. In fact, the WHO boldly projects that by 2030 diabetes will have risen to be the 7th killer disease (Levy, 2013). This figure attributes to the relationship between diabetes and its sister killer hypertension. Because diabetes is highly related to poor nutritional habits as a cause, it is paramount to address it and put control measures because man continues feeding each day; sadly, with the harmful foods, one being junk food(Levy, 2013).

Cancer, on the other hand, is the abnormal proliferation of body cells, starting from one point then spreading to other body parts. Statistics from WHO estimate that 13% of deaths worldwide are caused by cancer. This value represents up to 8.2 million of the world’s population(Levy, 2013).By the year 2030, they also estimate that there will be a 70% increase in the cases of cancer. A stabbing the point is that over 100 types of cancers exist today, WHO further reveals. Cancer does not choose between the developed and the underdeveloped countries. It cuts across all as a sharp razor and thus becoming more lethal as days go by(Brennan, 2015).

Cancer is so diverse that above 60% of the new cases of cancer occurs in Africa, Central and South America and Asia. This percentage represents about 70% of the deaths in these regions. Many young children have also not been left out, losing their lives to this killer. National Cancer Institute statistics revealed that in 2014 alone, about 15,780 children and adolescents who aged 19 and below had been diagnosed and out of them 1,960 died (Levy, 2013).

In conclusion, both diabetes and cancer need to be given so much attention and monitoring. More advocacies from the medical fields should be done to prevent or even reduce the alarming deaths that result from them (Levy, 2013). It is the time that surveillance and evaluation should be done. The time is now. The battle is on; healthy people must fight and win (Levy, 2013).



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Romero, L. F. (2016). DIABETES: The Current State of Affairs from a Population Management             View. (Cover story). MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer48(8), 12-20.

Levy, E., &Fischetti, M. (2013). The new killer diseases: How the alarming evolution of germs      threatens us all. New York: Crown.