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  • Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes

    today I’ll be talking to you about type 1 diabetes, otherwise known as diabetes mellitus. Diabetes type 1 is a disease that is inherited through DNA (Diabetesaustralia.com.au, 2015). This type of disease cannot be cured and is unpreventable, meaning the holder can have it occur at any stage in their life. Diabetes type 1 stop the creation of insulin to the body, which means that Glucose cannot be broken down, into much needed nutrients for the body. What is it? Glucose is a type of sugar that is created when the body absorbs the sugar from foods and sugary drinks. Insulin is a type of hormone produce by the pancreas through the liver, which helps maintain healthy levels of Glucose in the blood. The problem with diabetes is that a hormone amylin begins to clump together, surrounding the insulin cells, thus meaning the cells can’t produce insulin for the body (Knapton, 2014). After time the Insulin level become too low, or the body isn’t producing any, meaning the person doesn’t have enough insulin to convert the glucose into nutrients that the body needs, hence meaning the glucose level in the blood goes up and causes damage to the hearth, kidneys, eyes and nerves How is it transmitted? This can be a problem for future generations as the disease cannot be avoided and generally when kids have a father with diabetes type 1, they are diagnose with the disease. There have been recent studies into diabetes and it has been confirmed that diabetes is an autoimmune disorder. An…

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  • Socioeconomic Inequalities In Diabetes Diabetes

    Diabetes- current epidemiology and measuring variables at a local level Introduction Diabetes mellitus (DM) is not classed as single disorder as it represents a series of conditions associated with high blood sugar which are cased in turn by defects in insulin secretion or the effectiveness of insulin or both. It is usually diagnosed by evidence of hyperglycaemia in a fasting state (>7.1 mmol/l plasma glucose) or threw an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)( >11.1mmol/l plasma…

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  • Compare And Contrast Diabetes And Diabetes

    symptoms are Comparing and Contrasting of Hypertension and Diabetes Did you know that in the United States, 17 million people suffer from diabetes and 50 million people suffer from hypertension. Like diabetes, hypertension millions of people don’t know that they have it. In this essay I will discuss the cause, symptoms, complication and treatment in which hypertension and diabetes are alike and how they differ. I will start by saying hypertension and diabetes can be compared and contrasted…

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  • Diabetes Mellitus Type I Diabetes

    I. Explanation Diabetes mellitus type I, Type I diabetes, T1D, insulin dependent diabetes, or juvenile diabetes is an autoimmune disease, a form of diabetes mellitus where the body`s immune system mistakenly identifies the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas as foreign cells, hence, it attacks, and destroys them. As a consequence, the pancreas stops producing insulin, thus the body is unable to generate or use, and properly store glucose (a form of sugar that helps to create energy)…

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  • Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Essay

    Robert Chin HUN1201 Principles of Nutrition 04/20/2014 Diabetes Awareness: Signs, Symptoms and, Prevention and Nutrition As a very young child, I grew up watching my mom struggle with her diet every day. She suffered from diabetes and was forced to keep a constant watch over every single morsel of food she put in her mouth. Over the years began to understand much more about the complexities of my mother’s disease and how vital it was for her to…

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  • A Short Note On Diabetes And Diabetes Mellitus

    DEFINITION Diabetes Mellitus has been defined by Brunner 's &b Suddarth 's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing as a chronic illness that requires a lifetime of special self-management behaviors. (Brunner, Suddarth, Smeltzer & Bare, 2004) Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic disorder of carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, it occurs due to a discrepancy in the amount of insulin required by the body and the availability of insulin. (Sommers, Johnson & Beery, 2007) PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: Diabetes…

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  • The Importance Of Diabetes

    Diabetes What is diabetes? why it is important for people to know about it and how to prevent it? Diabetes has been a big issue in the United States for many years. Diabetes mellitus has a long historical record dating back to second century AD. The word "diabetes" was first used by the Greek physician Aretaeus. The word diabetes means "siphon". It was first used to describe patients with excessive thirst and urination. In the 17th century, the word Mellitus, meaning "like honey", was added…

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  • The Importance Of Diabetes

    Diabetes is a disease that affects a roughly 1.25 million Americans. The number of American’s with diabetes continues to expand with roughly 1.7 million new Americans being diagnosed each year. Roughly twenty-five percent of the 1.7 million newly diagnosed diabetics every year are people over the age of sixty-five (diabetics.org, 2014). Over the next fifteen years, as the baby boomer generation begins reaching the age of sixty-five and older, the percentage of elderly diagnosed diabetics will…

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  • Diabetes And Metabolism

    Diabetes is otherwise known as Diabetes mellitus (DM), is a group of metabolic diseases in which there will be high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include increased thirst, increased hunger and frequent urination. If proper treatment is not taken diabetes can cause many complications. Acute complications are diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma. Serious long-term complications are stroke, cardiovascular disease, foot ulcers, chronic…

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  • The Importance Of Diabetes

    The body has millions of functions it has to keep up with. Whether it be walking, digestion and even controlling the amount of sugar utilized in metabolic processes. This specific function has been causing issues in society more and more as each year passes by; this is called diabetes. Diabetes is not just one disease but a group of various types of disease that all have one thing in common; glucose control. The systems that utilize glucose cannot change the levels of its uses so it needs the…

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