Diabetes Type 2: Diabetes, Type 1, And Type 2

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Diabetes Mellitus Type II There are two type of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Diabetes mellitus type 2 is affects 29 million Americans, 86 million are living with pre-diabetes and it is the seventh leading cause of death (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). Diabetes type 2 has almost doubled in the past two decades and it is more common than type 1 diabetes. Type I diabetes patients do not produce insulin but type 2-diabetes produce insulin but not enough for the body’s needs. The topic that the author chose is diabetes mellitus type 2. This article will include pathophysiology, disease process, treatments, and follow up plan. Pathophysiology of diabetes type 2 is influenced by many factors like genetic and environmental factors that influences insulin secretion by beta cells in pancreas and insulin resistance (McCance & Huether, 2014). When food is broken down, it gives energy in form of glucose that is utilized by cells in the body to function. When a person eats food, levels of glucose increases in blood thus triggering release of insulin from pancreatic beta cells. Insulin triggers cells to uptake the …show more content…
Keywords that were used were diabetes mellitus type 2 and treatment, diabetes type 2 and pathophysiology, diabetes mellitus type 2, diabetes type 2 and genomics, and diabetes type 2 new treatments. Peer reviewed and available online tab was checked to get peer reviewed articles. Also to find guidelines, Google was utilized by typing diabetes type 2 current guidelines, which resulted in the guideline that the author used for this paper. Books that were used in previous classes such as pathophysiology was utilized along with the textbook for the pharmacology class was also used. The textbook has a chapter on diabetes, which included type 1 and type 2 that was very helpful in completing this assignment and was utilized to cross check information found in articles being

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