A Brief Note On Diabetes, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, And Non Ketotic Syndrome

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There are many types of diabetes out there, we will specifically cover hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycemic, hyperosmolarity, and non-ketotic syndrome. First, let 's go over the endocrine system and why it is so important in controlling diabetes. The endocrine system helps your body maintain homeostasis, that is keeping your internal equilibrium at ease by adjusting continually to changing factors. Hormones helps regulate the internal environment by responding to stress and regulating growth/development. The amount of hormone released depends on the body 's need for the hormone. A negative feedback control mechanism prevents overproduction or underproduction.

Hypoglycemia, insulin shock, is when you have a deficiency of glucose in the blood stream. This is important because your body needs glucose, sugar, for energy. When your blood sugar is low, the hypothalamus secretes GHRH, growth hormone releasing hormone; somatocrinin, into your bloodstream. It then circulates to the anterior pituitary and stimulates the release of hGH, human growth hormone. Human growth hormone, functioning as somatomedins, accelerates the process of converting liver glycogen into glucose and is released into the bloodstream. The increase of blood sugar levels returns them back to normal, thus GHRH shuts off production.
There is no cure for hypoglycemia, but you can help prevent episodes from occurring. When you begin to feel shaky or faint, consume…

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