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Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017

By Max Murphy

Diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in 2010. With over 29 million Americans diagnosed according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention diabetes is becoming an increasingly urgent condition within the healthcare industry. The truth of the matter is, most people aren’t aware of how diabetes is formed in their bodies, so they don’t recognize the early onset symptoms.

So, what exactly causes diabetes?

Diabetes is caused by various factors, which include; genetics, exposure to various viruses, over-eating, malnutrition, blood glucose levels, your body’s autoimmune system, and generalized pancreas abuse. There are two forms of diabetes, type one; and type two. To understand how you can combat diabetes, you must first understand how each type of disease is affecting your body.

Type One:

Type one Diabetes is a chronic auto-immune disease in which your pancreas produces little to no insulin, which is a hormone that allows glucose (a sugar) to enter cells to produce energy for power. Type one is usually found within adolescents and makes its primary appearance in children. It has the potential to form later in life, but your body naturally becomes more resistant over time. Despite ongoing medical research, type one diabetes does not have a cure. Healthcare professionals can only prevent and manage the onset symptoms of this type of diabetes, so it doesn’t become a life threatening concern.

What causes it?

Medical scientists have been researching type one diabetes for over 2 decades, and have made a ton of progress in the evaluation, management, and prevention of such disease, but as of right now, the industry still does not exactly know how type one diabetes is formed in the body. The end result in type one is your body’s inability to maintain and regulate insulin producing cells within your pancreas due to certain responses within our body’s immune system. With this disease, your body’s immune system actually attacks the cells that create insulin within you.

Type Two:

Doctors can prevent and maintain type two diabetes in a number of ways. This type is most prevalent in adults, and you become more susceptible to symptoms as your body ages. However, within the last decade it has become an increasing problem in children, primarily due to obesity and lack of exercise.  Type two diabetes has most of the symptoms of type one, but instead of not being able to maintain insulin, in type two, your body actually becomes resistant to it.

How does insulin become resistant?

Scientific researchers propose that the resistance of insulin is caused by numerous factors, but the lead diagnosis is that it is centralized in a mal-nutritious diet, over consumption of mono-saturated fats, and incessant inactivity.

Do they have anything in common?

Type one and type two diabetes are not the same disease. Most people assume that to be true because they both are under the same umbrella. But the effects and causes of both of them are completely different.

Type one is primarily caused by a genetically derived autoimmune issues in which your body allows too much blood sugar into your system without having the necessary amount of insulin to break that sugar down into a manageable soluble carbohydrates that can be shifted into glucose and furthermore, into energy for your cells.

Type two on the other hand, is pioneered from multiple factors that primarily circulate around a lack of general exercise, weight, age, family history, and fat distribution. It can be easy for people to not realize the symptoms of type two diabetes because they are usually gradual and get incorporated into that individuals daily lifestyle choices.


Diabetes has significantly risen within the last two decades. With this article’s knowledge you can be prepared to know what type of factors cultivate the symptoms and causes of diabetes, how each type affects your body, and the differences between them. With this new information you may find it easier to point out the onset symptoms, and hopefully this article will empower a lifestyle change surrounded by generalized well-being, physical exercise, and a healthy diet.


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Aviation career school students recreate WWI Morane-Saulnier

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013

Originally broadcast by KCTV – Faces of Kansas City on August 30, 2012

The student volunteers at Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) in Kansas City were featured on the Faces of Kansas City segment of KCTV channel 5 news.  The students at this aviation career school were billed as working on the “Ultimate Student Project”.  Of course the Morane-Saultier that they have been building was showcased.  There were also some interviews with both students and staff of AIM – Kansas City.  James Shumaker, Chris Hendrix, Patrick Nelson, Marvin Story and James Benton all provided their input on the building of the WWI aircraft.

During the segment, the process used to cover the wings for the WWI aircraft was discussed and shown.  Chris was quoted as saying, “Just like in World War I everything in this aircraft is completely hand-built. We have designed and hand built every aspect of it. We’ve really been working off of photos rather than blueprints.”

Although it was mentioned that the WWI Morane-Saulnier was to be finished in a couple of months and then flown to the Fighter Factory in Virginia Beach, the aircraft is still currently hangared at AIM Kansas City.

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World War One Airshow

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011

World War One Airshow

October 7-9, 2011

Revisit aviation history during World War One at the Military Aviation Museum!

  • Watch our rare WW1 warbirds in flight & static displays
  •  Talk with the re-enactors
  •  Vehicles, armor, and artillery demos
  •  Vendors & military flea market
  •  Meet enthusiast and collectors
  •  Ride in an open cockpit biplane

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