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The Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus. - 1. Discuss the pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus. The pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus in is related to the insulin hormone. Insulin is secreted by cells in the pancreas and is responsible for regulating the level of glucose in the bloodstream. It also aids the body in breaking down the glucose to be used as energy. When someone suffers from diabetes, however, the body does not break down the glucose in the blood as a result of abnormal insulin metabolism. When there are elevated levels of glucose in the blood, it is known as hyperglycemia....   [tags: Diabetes Mellitus, Pathophysiology] 1147 words
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The Different Types of Diabetes - Diabetes is a metabolic diseases also know as Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes is when a person has to high blood glucose or also known as sugar, diabetes affects 7% of the population. diabetes is happens when the body can not control the bodies blood sugar level or keep it at a homeostasis level. There are two types of diabetes and one that happens when a women is pregnant, there is Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes. There are different treatments and ways of living with Diabetes....   [tags: sugar, treatments, living, diabetes] 872 words
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Analysis and Description of Diabetes - Children all over are getting sick and on the verge of dying due to the lack of knowledge in America. About one of our many “secret killers” that slide right under our noses. We as a country need to educate ourselves and prove that we are the strong, brave and knowledgeable country we always say we are. We need to ensure that the knowledge we receive is correct and not just jumbled misconceptions we hear from the media or by word of mouth. We, as a country, have the chance to stop an estimation of a 55% increase for 2030 for this “secret killer”, diabetes (IDF)....   [tags: diabetes, inuslin, t1d, t2d]
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Diabetes - Diabetes      Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. An estimated 16 million people in the United States have diabetes mellitus—which is a serious lifelong condition. About one-third of these 16 million people have not been diagnosed. Each year, about 800,000 people are diagnosed with diabetes.(NIDDK) Figure 1--Prevalence of diabetes in men and women in the U.S. population age 20 years or older, based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III. Diabetes includes previously diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes defined by fasting plasma glucose greater than or equal to 126 mg/dL....   [tags: Health Medical Type I II Essays Papers]
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What is Gestational Diabetes? - ... A mother may be affected by gestational diabetes late in the pregnancy process as soon as the baby’s body is developed. If the disease remains untreated and poorly controlled it may hurt the baby. A patient’s pancreas works overtime to produce insulin, but the insulin remains resistant, which causes the baby’s pancreas to make extra insulin to get rid of the blood glucose. The baby receives more energy that it needs to grow and develop, so the extra energy is stored as fat, which may lead to macrosomia or a “fat” baby....   [tags: pregnancy, diabetes, condition] 521 words
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Diabetes and Glucose Monitoring - Diabetes and Glucose Monitoring Chapter 3 Description Diabetes mellitus, otherwise known as simply diabetes, is a disorder of the metabolism where the body cannot produce or use the hormone “insulin.” The most common symptoms for having this disorder are extreme thirst and the production of excessive amounts of urine. However, the symptom that doctors use as a definite is glucose concentration. A diabetic person's glucose concentration is usually usually higher than normal. To monitor the blood glucose concentration, these people use glucose meters....   [tags: diabetes mellitus, metabolism disorder] 1102 words
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Care of Children with Diabetes in the School and Day Care Setting - Diabetes in a Classroom Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood, with a prevalence of 1.7 affected individuals per 1,000 people aged less than 20 years. In the US, 13,000 new cases are diagnosed annually in children. There are about 125,000 individuals less than 19 years of age with diabetes in the U.S. The majorities of these young people attend school and/or some type of day care and need knowledgeable staff to provide a safe school environment. Both parents and the health care team should work together to provide school systems and day care providers with the information necessary to allow children with diabetes to participate fully and safely in the school exper...   [tags: diabetes, blood sugar, diabetes control] 1357 words
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Complications and Prevalence of Diabetes - Diabetes is a chronic disease where in there is high sugar level in blood either due to insufficient insulin production or to the inability of cells to respond to insulin. Diabetes can cause a lot of long-term complications that affect different parts of the body. It can cause eye complications such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and blindness. Foot complications that can lead to amputation can also result from uncontrolled diabetes. Skin infections and disorders are more common to people with diabetes....   [tags: diabetes, blood glucose, sugar levels]
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Diabetes in Asian American Adolescents - In today’s society diabetes mellitus has become a prevalent issue, especially because it is affecting our youth in increasing numbers. Diabetes is defined as “a complex disorder of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism that is primarily a result of a deficiency or complete lack of insulin secretion by the beta cells of the pancreas or resistance to insulin ("DM," 2013, p. 522). The number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has significantly increased from the 1980s to today, as well as the number of children being diagnosed....   [tags: Diabetes Mellitus, Society, Risk Factors]
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The Measure Up Campaign: Diabetes UK - Diabetes UK is a British-based, charity organization that strives for improvements in care and treatment of people with type 1 and 2 diabetes. It is the non-profit company, so they promote solely to offer information on how to manage and prevent diabetes. Diabetes UK, connects with and campaigns on behalf of everyone who is affectedby and at risk of diabetes, reaching out to people with diabetes in local communities throughout the United Kingdom. Diabetes UK is a growing community that has over 300,000 supporters around the nation involving people diagnosed with diabetes, as well as their friends and families whom are affected by the condition....   [tags: charity organization, diabetes community]
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Nursing Research: Diabetes and Self-management - My interest in this topic is a result of recent experiences with Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 (DMI), especially with the following two instances: a young adult patient admitted at the hospital following a DKA episode during one of my nursing rotations and one of my instructors with type 1 diabetes. Also, my father was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, this has increased my eagerness to study and explore more about the disease. During one of my rotations, I was assigned a young adult patient who had run out of insulin and had been admitted to the hospital following a Diabetes Ketoacidosis (DKA) episode....   [tags: Diabetes Ketoacidosis (DKA) ]
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Management of Hospitalized Patient With Diabetes Mellitus - Mr. Brown is a 45 year old male who has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), peripheral arterial disease,(PAD), and hypertension (HTN). Mr. Brown requires immediate intra venous therapy of normal saline to re-hydrate and correct his electrolyte imbalance. Mr. Brown was admitted to the ward following a revascularization procedure on his anterior lower right leg, and has a history of Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS) which is a combination of hyperosmolality of extracellular fluid, resulting in dehydration of intracellular fluid, combined with hyperglycaemia, which is defined by a blood glucose level (BGL) over 11mmol/L (Berman, 2012)....   [tags: Diabetes Management Plan]
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The Effects Of Uncontrolled Diabetes in the Heart & Kidneys - Uncontrolled diabetes can affect nearly every organ of the body; of which, heart disease and kidney failure are most commonly impacted. Known as diabetes mellitus, a collective term for various blood abnormalities, the term diabetes refers to either a scarcity of insulin in the body or the body’s inability to accept insulin. Though the symptoms of diabetes are manageable, many are unaware as to having it. According to the CDC report “2011 Diabetes Fact Sheet,” approximately 6 million people in the United States have undiagnosed diabetes....   [tags: insulin, kidney failure, diabetes mellitus]
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Diabetes- Chronic Disease - Introduction Diabetes is one of the most recognized chronic diseases that have become an epidemic around the world. In 2013, data collected (Fast Facts Data and Statistics about Diabetes, 2013)d by the American Diabetes Association stated that nearly 26 million adults and children have diabetes. Out of which racially, 16.1% of total adult American Indian and Alaskan Native people have diagnosed diabetes (Fast Facts Data and Statistics about Diabetes, 2013). The documentary titled ‘bad sugar’ enlisted on the website unnatural causes describes the as having the highest rate in the world of type II diabetes, in the Tohono O’Odham American Indian Tribe in the south of Phoenix, Arizona and the G...   [tags: Epidemic, American Diabetes Association]
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Has a Cure for Diabetes been Discovered yet? - Diabetes has been around since the begining of humans. From the lack of communication and knowledge of the disease it is not know where it first happened. It is said that diabetes was a term first used by Apollonus as early as 250 B.C.. The term was not recorded but spread and was used to describe the mysterious disease. Diabetes was recorded as Diabete in English for the first time in 1425. It wasnt until 1675, when Thomas Wills mixed mellitus into the term diabetes because of the sweetness of the urine....   [tags: diabetes, metabolism, glucose]
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Ambient Air Pollution and Diabetes Mellitus - I. Introduction and Purpose Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a disorder in which the body is incapable of fully utilizing converted energy taken from food. There are three types of diabetes: type 1 or insulin-dependent, type 2 or adult on-set, and gestational diabetes (Webmd.com, 2014). According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2011 there were approximately 25.8 million cases of diabetes in the United States, 7 million of which were undiagnosed, and an estimated 79 million cases of prediabetes (American Diabetes Association, 2014)....   [tags: Ambient Air Pollution and Diabetes Mellitus]
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The Impact of Race, Geographic Location, and Time on the Prevalence of Diabetes - 1. What is the outcome of interest. The outcome of interest for my epidemiology project is the prevalence of diabetes in a national population (United States), and how factors such as race, geographic location, and time, have an impact on the outcome. 2. Briefly define and describe your outcome. You may want to do a bit of research on some of the characteristics of your outcome. For example, what is diabetes. Or, how do we define cases of HIV, and what are some of the health implications. Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar (or glucose) levels are above what they should be in a normal person....   [tags: Descriptive Epidemiology Project, Diabetes]
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American Diabetes Association - The American Diabetes Association is an organization founded in 1940. It was founded by physicians to help research and find ways to fight diabetes. The ADA now is a large organization that consists of 90 offices in the United States. The main focus of the ADA is to help cure people affected with diabetes and to help provide the best lifestyle for the people through research programs by providing information to the victims, the families of the victims and to the public. The ADA provides a number of programs and activities that are supported by many physicians, research scientist, companies, and communities....   [tags: non-profit charity, physicians, diabetes]
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The Role of Advanced Glycation End Products in Diabetes and Heart Disease - Glycation is a natural chemical reaction in the body that involves combining sugar molecules to protein molecules without the help of enzymes. In contrast to similar a chemical reaction that involves enzyme-directed processes called glycosylation, glycation disrupts normal metabolic pathways. This results in the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are assocated with oxidative damage that leads to pathological changes in various organ systems. AGEs and Chronic Disease The 'normal' American diet usually contains a lot of high-sugar, high-fat foods that have been associated with the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease....   [tags: glycation, diabetes, blood sugar]
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Living with Diabetes: The Benefits of a High-fat and Low-carbohydrate Diet - According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes is a disease that affects over 8% of the United States population and has become a financial burden to the health-care industry, costing $245 billion in 2012 alone (2013a). Many newly diagnosed type II diabetics turn to the ADA or other established medical authorities for help with this devastating disease. However, most recommend a low-fat high-carbohydrate diet. Following this advice will only cause progressive worsening of the disease and symptoms, leading to higher medical costs and possible premature death....   [tags: Diabetes ]
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Stem Cells in the Treatment of Diabetes - Stem Cells in the Treatment of Diabetes Diabetes mellitus affects 18 million people in the U.S. alone (8.7% of the population) and more than 190 million worldwide. The prevalence of diabetes has increased alarmingly in the past three decades and, corresponding to global dietary and lifestyle trends, is projected to nearly double in the next ten years (1). Although diabetes can be treated, serious complications from improperly managed diabetes are common and can lead to death. Recent reports suggest that one of the most promising potential treatments may come from the use of stem cells, undifferentiated cells that can be coaxed into becoming insulin-producing islet-like cells that reduce d...   [tags: Diabetes Mellitus Science Health Essays]
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Understanding Diabetes - Diabetes is a very well known disorder. Nearly eighteen million people in the United States alone have diabetes. Diabetes is a serious illness, and there are about 1,800 new cases are being diagnosed each day. To completely understand diabetes, a person must first know how the body works with the disease and then determine which type of diabetes he/she has. There are three types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and Gestational diabetes. There are many factors that play into the development of this disease....   [tags: Diabetes Essays]
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Understanding Diabetes - Understanding Diabetes Millions of people throughout the United States are affected by diabetes. It is considered to be one of the leading causes of death. But what exactly is it. What are the symptoms and how do we prevent it. The goal of this essay is for you to understand the answers to these questions, and be able to apply your newly gained knowledge to your own life, hopefully decreasing your risk of developing diabetes. To understand what diabetes is, you must first have an understanding of the processes that your body goes through to maintain a healthy blood sugar level....   [tags: Disease Health Diabetes Essays Papers]
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Diabetes Mellitus - Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death listed in the United States. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness. “In 1996 diabetes contributed to more than 162,000 deaths”(Lewis 1367).      “Diabetes mellitus is not a single disease but a group of disorders with glucose intolerance in common” (McCance 674). Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia (increased blood sugar) and results from defective insulin production, secretion, and utilization....   [tags: Health Diseases Diabetes Essays medical]
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How to Combat Type II Diabets - Type II diabetes formerly referred to as adult onset diabetes, used to be a disease that affected the old and mostly observed in our parents and grandparents. In recent times this has however not been the case with more and more cases found in children and teenagers and thus the name change to type II diabetes. The increasing incidence, prevalence and mortality rates associated with people with type II diabetes has led to its being referred to as a modern epidemic that is said to be affecting over 220 million people worldwide and killing over 1.1 million people in 2005 (Karam & McFarlane, 2011)....   [tags: overweight, physical activity, health] 1036 words
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Diabetes - Diabetes Diabetes is a lifelong disease that can affect both children and adults. This disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It claims about 178,000 lives each year. Type one diabetes, also known as insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, usually occurs in people less than thirty years of age, but it also may appear at any age. Diabetes is a very serious disease with many life threatening consequences, but if it is taken care of properly, diabetics can live a normal life....   [tags: Health Disease Disorder Diabetes Essays Papers] 992 words
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Leading Causes of Diabetis - ... A single bout of moderate intensity exercise can increase glucose uptake by at least 40%. The benefits of glucose uptake with exercise last up to 48 to 72 h after the last exercise session. With diabetes and insulin sensitivity problems being an up and coming problem especially with the adolescent population that is where I will look closest at the research with aerobic exercise and insulin sensitivity. In a study focusing in on Hispanic sedentary adolescents 29 subject participated in a 12 week long exercise program and prior to the program all the subject did not partake in a normal exercise program less than 45 minutes per week of activity....   [tags: diabetis type II, insulin, blindness, amputations]
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Types Of Diabetes - Our modern life is full of illnesses and diseases. Each disorder has its main causes, its effects on our body, and its own treatment. Most of these illnesses have been in our world for a long time. However, our life styles with its inorganic food, stress, and bad habits have assisted these diseases to develop and to spread faster than before. One of these diseases is Diabetes. Diabetes can be defined as a metabolic disease in which the body's inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood....   [tags: Health, illnesses]
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Diabetes and Treatment - ... However, some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed” (“Symptoms”). When dealing with symptoms of diabetes it is always best to consult a doctor to be assured. “If you have diabetes your doctor will examine you for signs of diabetes side effects, also known as complications” (Thompson). During your visit, your doctor will have you undergo the “blood sugar test” (Thompson). The blood sugar test will help “show if you have type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance), or neither condition” (Thompson)....   [tags: Insulin, Pancreas, Glycemia]
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The Diabetes Epidemic - Diabetes ranks in as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States (FastStats, 2013).This disorder is known to be common, disabling and deadly. There are multiple types of diabetes including: type I, type II, and gestational diabetes (Diabetes, 2011).Diabetes is a lifelong disorder that has no known cure but with proper care can be kept under control for the affected person’s entire life. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder (NDIC).When a person is diagnosed with diabetes it means their body cannot use or store glucose properly because of a lack of insulin, an inability to use insulin, or both (Diabetes, 2011)....   [tags: metabolic disorder, insulin, ]
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Diabetes: An Overview - Diabetes: A Sugar Rush Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. It is a lifelong illness that can affect both adults and children. It is considered to be one of the leading causes of deaths in the United States right after heart attacks and cancer (medicinenet). Due to the life threatening nature of diabetes, the necessity of controlling it is absolutely essential. Diabetes is a very serious disease with many life threatening consequences, but if it is taken care of properly, diabetics can live a normal life....   [tags: medicine, medical conditions, informative] 754 words
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Overview of Diabetes - Description of the disease Diabetes is known to be a heterogeneous disorder which has characteristics of persistent hyperglycemia. There are two major types of diabetes that include type 1 diabetes previously referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes and type 2 diabetes previously referred to as non insulin-dependent diabetes. These types of diabetes are known to be caused by a combination of environmental and genetical risk factors. However, we have other diabetes rare forms that are seen to be inherited directly....   [tags: Biology, Medicine]
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Diabetes: The Disease - ... In type 2 diabetes, your body rejects insulin or doesn’t produce enough and cannot use it properly. Diabetics whose bodies need insulin, mostly type 1 diabetics, can inject by syringe. Other methods of supplying your body with insulin are insulin pens and pumps. Three genes that increase your chances of type 1 diabetes are the HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1, and HLA-DRB1 genes. The HLA-DQA1 gene is professionally known as “major histocompatibility complex, class II, DQ alpha 1” gene; “HLA-DQA1” is the symbol for the gene....   [tags: treatable pancreas illness] 628 words
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What is Diabetes? - In 2012 statistics show that 176 billion dollars where use for medication on diabetes.Diabetes is a complicated issue as demonstrated through its history, symptoms,treatments, and number of people affected by it. The first symptoms of diabetes happen in 1552 B.C. Ancient healers noticed that ants seemed more attracted to the urine of people with diabetes. Later on their was people known as "water tasters" that diagnosed diabetes by tasting the urine of people that thought they had it. If the urine tasted sweet it meant the person had diabetes....   [tags: History, Symptoms, Treatments, Diabetics]
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Diabetes and Pregnancy - Review of Condition Diabetes is a disorder of the breakdown of glucose in the body. Glucose levels in the body are maintained through diet and the aid of insulin. Glucose is brought into the body through various types of foods, the most common one being carbohydrates. Once glucose is in the body, it is distributed through the bloodstream with the help of inulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. In patients with diabetes, either the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the cells the glucose is targeting do not respond appropriately....   [tags: disorder, glucose level]
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Living with Diabetes - ... Someone is more likely to be diagnosed with T1D if they are exposed to certain viruses or have relatives with it. It is usually found during childhood or adolescence, but it is still possible to develop in adults (Type 1 Diabetes). According to American Diabetes Association, “In type 1 diabetes, there’s no insulin to let glucose into the cells therefore the lack of insulin causes sugar to build up in your bloodstream which in turn can cause life-threatening complications.” When someone who has Type 1 diabetes has high blood sugar, they begin to have certain symptoms like sudden weight loss and increased hunger....   [tags: health, blood sugar, insulin] 584 words
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Living with Diabetes - Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. Studies show that diabetes affects 23.6 million people-7.8 percent of the U.S. population. Being diagnosed with diabetes may cause changes in some people’s lives. You can never just look at a diabetic and understand the things that they go through on a daily basis. A question you may ask yourself is, “What is the life of a diabetic like?” Diabetes is a disorder that affects the way your body uses food for growth and energy....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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History and Type of Eating Disorders - Eating disorders have affected people in the past and continue to do so at this point in time. They have a long history of being one of the deadliest mental illness and everyone is at risk of getting the eating disorder. Throughout history many people have been affected by eating disorders. In ancient Greece and ancient Rome people would starve themselves because they believed that food was causing disease. They would also vomit, so that later they can eat even more, the people would throw up in vomitoriums....   [tags: mental illness, anorexia, bullimia]
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Living with Diabetes - Life with diabetes can be difficult. A diabetic person must eat the right healthy foods, exercise and check their blood sugar levels daily. If someone with diabetes does not properly care for the disease it can be detrimental to their overall health and have grim consequences later in life. Some people may need to take insulin shots, others may just need oral medication, but either way, it is a way of life that cannot be ignored. RQ1 what is diabetes. Glucose is produced in the liver and insulin is produced in the pancreas, insulin helps the body break down the sugar in the blood stream....   [tags: Health]
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Overview of Diabetes - Diabetes is a diseases in which the body exhibits a high levels of sugar in blood and unfortunately it can not be cured but it can be prevented. There are two types of diabetes that are divided into two categories with different traits. Type one diabetes (Juvenile diabetes) are often diagnosed in childrens and young adults in which the body does not produce insulin. On the other hand, type two diabetes the most common type of diabetes that makes up ninety-percent of diabetes population occurs, in which the patient does not use insulin efficiently or insulin resistance....   [tags: Insulin, Blood Sugar] 616 words
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Complications of Diabetes - Complications of Diabetes Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of developing primarily vascular complications that contribute to morbidity and mortality of diabetic patients. Poor glycaemic control leads to vascular complications that affect large (macrovascular), small (microvascular) vessels or both. Macrovascular complications include coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and stroke. Microvascular complications contribute to diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage), nephropathy (kidney disease) and retinopathy (eye disease)....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2036 words
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Diabetes: A Different Way to Treat It - ... For people who choose to take insulin to manage dibetes, they will have to spend millions of dollars over their life time becaue they have to buy insulin. When managing diabetes most people choose to take insulin or some oral medications. Metformin is generally recommended as a first line treatment for type two diabetes, as there is good evidence that it decreases mortality. Routine use of aspirin, however, has not been found to improve outcomes in uncomplicated diabetes. 4 Insilin is injected daily into a persons body subcantanously....   [tags: disease, glucose, insulin, energy, problems]
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What Are the Three Types of Diabetes? - There are three types of diabetes, which are Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and lastly gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is commonly founded in children and adolescents, this occurs when the pancreas is at a point of not producing insulin. Insulin is naturally produced as a hormone by the pancreas in order to keep the body in homeostasis, then synthetically produced and injected manually to prevent having hyperglycemia. Approximately 10 percent of the society happens to have type 1 diabetes....   [tags: metabolism, pancreas, insulin] 881 words
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Diabetes: Getting to Know it Better - Diabetes has become a prevalent disease, due to its drastic increase in diagnosis since the turn of the 21st century. People of all skin color, social class, or ethnicity can fall prey to this lifelong illness. Individuals that do not have diabetes believe that that they know all the basics and precautions of diabetes, but in all reality many people know very little about what diabetes really is. Understanding what diabetes is, can lead to the knowledge of diabetes association with other diseases, the treatments for diabetes, and the hereditary links that diabetes has in ethnicity....   [tags: metabolic diseases, high blood sugar]
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Types I and II Diabetes - There are some diseases people can overcome with the right treatment; however, there are some diseases that are a life long battle even with a treatment. An excellent example is diabetes. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed during childhood or adolescence. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed in adulthood. Type 1 diabetes is important but it only affects a small amount of the population mainly adolescence while Type 2 diabetes affects a large portion of the population making it more of a priority....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Growth of Diabetes in Children - Diabetes is one of the leading chronic causes of deaths in children and adolescent’s in the United States. Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases that is characterized by high levels of glucose in the bloodstream resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action or even both (Overview, 1). Diabetes is a serious health issue and can be associated with premature death or serious complications. Timely diagnosed treatment of diabetes can delay or prevent any onset of long-term complications, such as damage to blood vessels, kidneys, gums, skin, teeth, and many other complications (Overview, 1)....   [tags: chronic causes of death]
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Taking a Look at Diabetes - ... Type 1 diabetes mellitus is characterized by loss of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Insulin is the hormone which regulates levels of sugar in the blood. Type 1 diabetes type can be further classified as immune-mediated, meaning that its cause is not known. There is no known prevention against type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is mostly caused by genetics in that it is inherited. It is not known what gene or genes are related to the disease of diabetes mellitus. There is some indication that type 1 diabetes may be caused by several infections, with some indication that Coxsackie B4 virus may be a leading cause of type 1 diabetes behind genetics....   [tags: blood sugar levels] 627 words
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Treatment of Diabetis Type 2: Classical Oral Antihyperglycaemic Agents - ... Blood samples were collected at the times indicated in the Figure 1 for biochemical analysis as described previously (Cobbaert et al, 1997, Hannan et al (2012). Pancreas and liver were excised for determination of insulin content by ELISA (Vander, 1954). 2.4. Sucrose absorption in the gut Normal and type 2 diabetic rats were administered sucrose solution (2.5 g/kg body weight) alone or in combination with O. sanctum extract (2.5 g/kg body weight) after an overnight fast. Blood samples were collected by tail vein puncture at prior to sucrose administration and at times indicated in Figures 1G and 1H for blood glucose measurement....   [tags: Extracts of O. sanctum leave, ethanol] 2932 words
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The Disease Known as Diabetes - ... Exposure to certain viruses may trigger this process, as the immune system tries to respond and accidentally destroys cells that are actually beneficial. In order to treat and manage type 1 diabetes, many steps must be taken, such as insulin administration, monitoring of blood glucose, dietary adjustments and planning, and monitoring for common complications and comorbid conditions. A few of the complications that are common with type 1 diabetes are microvascular and macrovascular disease, which are actually the major cause of mortality in diabetes patients....   [tags: high blood sugar, pancreas, insulin] 1101 words
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The General Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus - A person suffer from diabetes mellitus has high blood sugar if left untreated. Explain diabetes, blindness and kidney failure Diabetes Definition and diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus. Nowadays many people, especially in the developed nations though not solely, suffer from diabetes. American Diabetes Association (2014) had studied that diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders and which reveal themselves by causing problems in insulin action/-secretion or both and results in dysfunction and eventually failure of many organs....   [tags: blurry vision, kidney failure]
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The Effects Exercise has on Diabetes - I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of five; my physician explained to me how important it was for me to keep my blood sugar levels under control. I didn’t realize until recently how beneficial exercising can be for me, and other diabetics as well. Those who suffer from diabetes can benefit from exercise; however, there are still risks involved. Before discussing how exercise affects diabetes it is important for one to know what diabetes is. “Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism-the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy”(Gerdes 13)....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Action - ... “ Exactly why this happens is uncertain, although as in type 1 diabetes, it's believed that genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of type 2. Being overweight is strongly linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, but not everyone with type 2 is overweight.” (Mayo Clinic Staff). Diabetes can lead to many complications when the individual does not control their glucose levels. People with diabetes have a higher chance in getting stroke or heart disease. They can also develop nerve damage by damage to blood vessels from excess amount of sugar in the blood vessels....   [tags: disease, insulin, sugar, preventable]
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Impact of Diabetes on the Body - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “25.8 million people, or 8.3% of the U.S. population, have diabetes”. Many Americans in the US have what is called uncontrolled diabetes, meaning where you don’t take of yourself with diabetes. This can cause you many different complications, including such as the Eyes, Stroke, Kidneys, Feet, HHSN, and Ketoacidosis. These are very serious and sometimes deadly. With daily exercise, healthy eating, and of course maintaining your diabetes you will live a healthy future....   [tags: disease control, prevention]
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Behavioral Health Prevention of Diabetes - Prevention of Dibetes This paper will address the behavioral health prevention of diabetes. Diabetes will be defined. Type of diabetes and the risk factors will be discussed. The cause of diabetes and what to do to decrease the chance of getting diabetes. The target group and promoting adjustment to diabetes will be discussed. Diabetes can be prevention and if a person develops it can be manage if a person takes care of themselves. Diabetes is the seventh leading killer in the United Stated. According to Straub diabetes mellitus is the body’s inability to produce or use insulin properly, hormone that converts starches and sugar from food to energy....   [tags: types of and risk factors] 3238 words
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The Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus - DM Type I & II: 1 The Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a condition in the body that is related to a faulty metabolism. It means that the body’s metabolism is not functioning properly, which leads to adverse effects in the health. The food we ingest, gets broken down into blood sugar (glucose), which is what fuels our body in the form of energy. This converted glucose needs to enter our cells so that it can be used for energy and growth. And in order for the glucose to enter our cells, there needs to be insulin present, which the beta cells of the pancreas is responsible for producing....   [tags: Overview and Analysis]
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Designing Project on Diabetes Education - Statement of the Problem Diabetes mellitus was once considered disease, which had a minor impact on world health. However, it has now taken its place as a serious threat to human health here in the 21st century. This epidemic has occurred due to both human behavior and lifestyle changes over the past century. Obesity, poor or sedentary life style, high intake of diet that consists of carbohydrate and fat, daily consumption of alcohol are the major contributing factor for a high rate of type 2 diabetes mellitus....   [tags: Community Outreach, Community Health]
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Taking a Look at Diabetes - ... Rather than the insulin moving into the cells for energy, the sugar builds up in the bloodstream. Being overweight is another strong contributor to developing type 2 diabetes, but not everyone with type 2 is overweight. (Mayo clinic 2013) Lack of physical activity is strongly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes along with being overweight. “An imbalance between caloric intake and physical activity can lead to obesity, which causes insulin resistance…” Central obesity is having excess abdominal fat is a major risk factor for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes....   [tags: pancreas deficiency, insulin, glucose] 853 words
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Diabetes and Cancer in the United States - Both diabetes and cancer are diseases that cause tremendous health burden worldwide. The prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. in 2007 was 11% for persons aged 20 years and older (23.6 million individuals). Of these, type 2 diabetes accounted for ∼95% of cases. Cancer is the 2nd and diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. Epidemiologic evidence suggests that people with type II diabetes have an increased risk of liver, endometrium, pancreas, colorectum, bladder, breast and total cancer, but a decreased the risk of prostate cancer....   [tags: chronic conditions, treatment, diets] 577 words
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Causes and Treatment for Diabetes - ... Type 1 Diabetes can occur at any age, but more commonly presents in children and young adults, therefore it is known and Juvenile Diabetes. However, the incidence of diabetes type 1 is increasing rapidly, especially in children under five years old (Levy, 2011). In most cases of Type 1 Diabetes, it is caused by an autoimmune destruction of the Beta-Cells of the islets of Langerhans cells that are located in the pancreas gland. Type 1 Diabetes also called Insulin-Dependent Diabetes, because of the insufficient insulin production....   [tags: insulin, blood, diet] 812 words
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The Common Illness of Diabetes - ... Similarly, metformin that is widely used for patient with type II diabetes as it improves glucose intake and insulin sensitivity, also has known side effects like lactic acidosis and gastrointestinal effects. (Correia et al., 2008 p. 1343-54). Enough evidences that support the fact that the benefit of use of metformin or exercise therapy in diabetes prevention outweighs the risk would be supportive in implementing effective treatment regimen without any fear of complications. Along with avoiding treatment related complications, nurses are involved in other aspects of care and they should know the effective strategies that are useful in providing care....   [tags: hyperglycemia, patient care, exercise] 1771 words
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Research Paper Notes on Diabetes - Article #1: Prevalence/Incidence Global Estimates of the Prevalence of Diabetes for 2010 and 2030 Diabetes is a disease that continues to increase worldwide. It continues to be a large problem in both developed and undeveloped countries. This article summarizes a study that focused on the future estimated number of people diagnosed with diabetes from 2010 to 2030. The findings were that the amount of people diagnosed with the disease would increase worldwide by about 1% (increasing by about 200 million more diagnosed adults ranging from ages 20-79 years old)....   [tags: Prevalence and Incidence]
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Diabetes, Ethnicity and Genetics - ... This is referred to as insulin resistance. When there is not enough insulin or the insulin is not used as it should be, glucose cannot get into the body's cells5.Type 2 diabetes has a stronger link to family history than type 1, although it too depends on environmental factors. Obesity tends to run in families, and families have a habit of having similar eating and exercise habits. If you have a family history of type 2 diabetes, it may be difficult to figure out whether your diabetes is due to lifestyle factors or genetic susceptibility....   [tags: glycemic control, racial disparities] 2648 words
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The Diabetes Epidemic in Amerca - Type two diabetes will significantly and permanently affect the life of an individual. A change in human lifestyle caused a striking increase in the quantity of diabetes diagnoses. No cure has been discovered, only ways to decrease the risks. Type two diabetes alters an individuals’ life forever; therefore, people should beware the danger of an unhealthy lifestyle even before diagnosis (Zimmet). Type two diabetes is a condition in which the body either creates too little insulin, or cannot appropriately utilize the insulin it create....   [tags: Disease, Disorders]
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Mortality Related to Diabetes Mellitus - In 2013 the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reported that 382 million people suffer from diabetes worldwide and it is expected to rise by 55% in 2035. Although diabetes is most prevalent in industrialized countries such as the United States of America and China, mortality related to diabetes is higher in low-income countries such as India and Egypt (International Diabetes Association, 2013). Through the analysis of a case study, the pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnostics, medications, and nursing implications of diabetes will be examined and explained....   [tags: patients, mismanagement, glucose level]
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Risk Factors Associated with Diabetes - Diabetes What is diabetes. Diabetes is a disease associated with the inability to store and metabolise glucose effectively. In the UK alone there are just under 3 million people diagnosed with diabetes and approximately 850,000 who are not aware that they have it. (Nhs.uk, 2014) Because the transporters for glucose to be stored and metabolised are Insulin dependent in most areas of the body (except the Blood Brain Barrier), an absence or deficiency in Insulin results in Increased levels of glucose in the blood....   [tags: insulin, beta cells, T cells, ]
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Diabetes in the Latino Community - Introduction Diabetes is a prevalent health disparity among the Latino population. Diabetes is listed as the fifth leading cause of death among the Latino population in the website for Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, in 2009. According to McBean, “the 2001 prevalence among Hispanics was significantly higher than among blacks.” (2317) In other words among the Hispanic or Latino community, there is a higher occurrence of diabetes as compared to other racial/ethnic groups such as Blacks and Native Americans....   [tags: Health Disparity, Latino Population]
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Acupunture and Meformine to Treat Diabetes - Objective: To analyze the difference of blood glucose level in intervention of acupuncture combine with Metformin 500mg tablet and intervention of just Metformin 500mg tablet in Diabetes Mellitus type 2. Methods: A randomised controlled trial with six weeks follow up were done. This research was randomized pre-post test. Total of 85 people patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 come as acupuncture patients in “Rungkut” private clinic Surabaya, Indonesia, from January 2013 to January 2014. After screening 73 subjects who had met the inclusion criteria were invited to participate in the study....   [tags: glucose, indonesia, research] 836 words
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Taking a Look at Diabetes - ... The concept about incretin effect is that oral glucose administration causes higher degree of insulin secretion in comparisons to parental administration of isoglycemic glucose infusion. This concept shows evidence of gut-derived factors which increase glucose-stimulated insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cells (7) The Role of Incretin System in the pathogenesis of Diabetes. An alteration of the incretin system characterized by a decrease in the reactivity of GIP and especially by a reduction in the concentration of GLP-1 and accelerated metabolism and defective responsiveness to both hormones .was observed in diabetes type2....   [tags: gastrointestinal hormones] 966 words
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Diabetes Mellitus: Insulin Defficiency - Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the United States and around the world, and it affects those afflicted with the ailment in many different ways; it can be effectively treated, however with a proper diet, exercise, and medication. Another name for diabetes would be “Diabetes Mellitus”; diabetes derives from the Greek word siphon (a tube that is bent in two which liquid flows through); and Mellitus come from the Latin language, and means sweet as honey ("NC WiseOwl Home Page." NC WiseOwl Home Page....   [tags: common diseases in the US]
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The Darker Side of Diabetes - ... There are people who need to have insulin, daily injected in their body. Those who don’t, need to follow a strict schedule in terms of diet and exercise. The first step your physician/doctor takes is to monitor your blood sugar level while you stay on a strict diet. If it still remains high, you need to take the daily dose of insulin along with regular physical work out and strict diet schedule. Few tips for the diabetes patients: Diabetic patients should try to stick to these steps in order to keep a healthy and long life free from cardiovascular diseases....   [tags: cardiovascular diseases, heart failure, stroke ] 775 words
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Trick or Treat Diabetes - ... One of the factors of diabetes is urbanization. Due to rise in living standards and availability of cheap and calorie rich fast foods in cities to rich and poor people alike. Another factor for diabetes is obesity. As per the survey conducted by Narayan, Williams, Gregg (2006) the obesity frequency in India was in the array of 19.2-32.0%. This shocking development led the government of India to start the national diabetes control program. During 1995-96 this program was allocated a sum of 1,200,000 rupees which was increased to 10 million rupees in 1997-98 ministry of health and family welfare (2008)....   [tags: metabolism, insulin, health] 852 words
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Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes - Diabetes, or fully named Diabetes Mellitus is when a person has high blood sugar and that is cause by the lack of insulin produced by the pancreas or it is when the cells do not respond to the insulin produced, it is also according to the type of diabetes that the cause may be different from others. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and 2. Type 2 diabetes is mostly common found in adults, to reduce the glucose level, the subject can change diet or have a lot of exercise or if that doesn’t work they will usually take a liquid medicine or pill that helps.Type 1 diabetes is mostly found in children and is mostly rare, and diet alone cannot fix this so sometimes the subject has to take dos...   [tags: Stem Cell Essays]
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Can Diabetes Become Preventable? - Diabetes: A group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar. Diabetes consists of two main types. Type one: a failure to produce insulin, so the carrier has to inject insulin into themselves. Type two: when the body’s cells fail to use insulin properly. Type two is more common of the two types and affects more than ninety percent of the United States population. Does sugar cause diabetes. “Diabetes affects more than twenty million Americans which is 2.8 percent of the population” (Diabetes)....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Diabetes Management Among the Sikh - ... Alcohol can also lead to excessive weight gain, which should be taken in consideration by individuals with type 2 diabetes that are controlling their weight. The recommended moderate intake is one drink a day for women and 2 drinks a day for men (Smeltzer, Bare, Hinkle & Cheever, 2010). So it is important to educate Sikh patients about the prevention of diabetes by adhering to a healthy diet. When assessing a patient for diabetes it is important to ask the patient about their diet and encourage patient to adhere to appropriate dietary and exercise management....   [tags: Health, Sugar, Diet] 1083 words
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A Body's Metabolism and Diabetes - ... The second hormone is glucagon which is also produced by the pancreas, but has the complete opposite effect of insulin; causing a rise in the blood glucose levels. This rise causes the liver to release glucose stores and make more glucose to be released into the bloodstream. These hormones work to keep the body in top working order and from having blood glucose levels from falling too low, even if a person does not eat for a long time. High glucose levels, above 360 mg/dl, cause long term health problems....   [tags: glucose management and insulin production] 1331 words
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Advancement in Diabetes Technology - ... Diabetics were living in a near coma state, and they were constantly starving. This was the standard form of care for diabetics till 1920 when everything changed. The benefits of insulin were people were living much longer and their quality of life was much improved. The cost was now people started to experience low blood sugars. It was October in 1920 when Dr. Frederick Banting started brainstorming on what was causing diabetes. He finally figured out that the pancreas was secreting a digestive juice that was killing the islets of the Langerhans hormone or insulin producing beta cells....   [tags: technology, insulin, injections] 1144 words
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Obesity Is Causing Diabetes - If we look back into history obesity was not a problem among our ancestors. In fact they hardly had enough food to survive. So it should not be a surprise when hundreds of years later, and with an abundance of food, that there is a rise in the average weight of people. Along with the rise in weight, the increase in the number of diseases patients can be infected with, such as diabetes. Obesity and Diabetes affect many people in the US, but could obesity be causing diabetes. Obesity is more common than people think....   [tags: Health, Eating Habits]
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What is Diabetes Melitus? - Diabetes Mellitus(DM) • Is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar. • An estimated 227 to 285 million people had diabetes in 2010, with type 2 making up about 90% of the cases. This is equal to 3.3% of the population with equal rates in both women and men. In 2011 it resulted in 1.4 million deaths worldwide making it the 8th leading cause of death. • There are three types of Diabetes • Type 1 – Insulin dependent, results from the body's failure to produce insulin. Also known as Juvenile diabetes....   [tags: sugar, insulin, blood] 917 words
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What Risks Develop Diabetes? - ... If you also have a family member that had the disease then your risk increases as well. Age 45 or older gives you a higher risk factor of developing the disease but younger generations are dramatically getting this disease as well (Mayo clinin, 2013). The pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 Diabetes differs as follows. Type 1 diabetes occurs as the body’s immune system attacks the insulin producing beta cells from the pancreas (Mandal,2011). A lack of insulin in the blood means inadequate amounts of glucose are taken up by cells of the body to provide energy for cellular function (Mandal, 2011)....   [tags: overweight, insulin, inactivity] 630 words
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What is Diabetes Mellitus? - ... Carbohydrates, mainly glucose, are an important source of energy for living organisms. Some tissues of the body (e.g., brain) need a continuous delivery of glucose. Maintenance of blood glucose concentrations within a normal range is critical to the regulation of normal fuel use by the organs. This is primarily accomplished by the two hormones, Insulin and Glucagon, which are secreted by the alpha and beta cells of the pancreas, respectively. The function of Insulin is to keep the blood glucose in check by helping it to move inside the cells of our body, thereby decreasing its concentration in the blood....   [tags: insulin-dependent, glucose, blood] 666 words
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