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Chronicles of the Avoidable

Diabetes has been recognized for a number of years as a serious, sometimes fatal condition. However, today, diabetes is thought to be rampant, described by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) argued as one of the “epidemics of our time” (CDC 2019). It should be stated that diabetes is delicate, with some ideal conditions that should be met regardless, otherwise, complications are inevitable. This is a story of a young adult, XYZ , who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2015. He has had to fend for himself in the less remote areas of Zimbabwe, but always got aid from his sister, with regards to insulin drugs and syringes. Now, XYZ got amputated his foot due to a severe foot ulcer. Some authors argued that the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children is usually straightforward and requires little or no specialized testing, (most children present with a several-week history of polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia, and weight loss, with hyperglycemia, glycosuria, ketonemia, and ketonu