When an endocrine system organ functions abnormally, hormones aren’t released properly and target organs are affected. Choose an endocrine gland and a hormone it is supposed to release and then answer the following question: How would you explain the normal and abnormal functions of the gland you’ve chosen and its effect on target organs to a younger patient? Include at least one analogy in your answer.
Visit the American Diabetics Association (ADA) website (http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-statistics.jsp) and review the diabetes statistics on this page. Which statistic surprised you when you visited the ADA website? Copy and paste the statistic at the beginning of your response. In what ways does this statistic impact human health? What approaches might be used to change the statistic?