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    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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    What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition defined as the process in which our bodies produce too much blood sugar or blood glucose. Sugars come from the foods we eat that we need to fuel our bodies. Our blood contains glucose because we need this for energy but diabetes patients have too much glucose in their bodies which is unhealthy. Types of Diabetes I. Pre-Diabetes: When blood glucose levels are higher than doctors would normally like but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.…

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    Introduction Diabetes is a disease that affects many people in a community and if not diagnosed and managed properly, can lead to other comorbidities. There is help for those who are diabetic, from resources and educations provided from the healthcare field to all organizations in the community. Discussed here will be one organization, the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The goals, mission, funding, who is helped, how they are helped, and all services and education pertaining to the ADA…

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    Diabetes is a very complex disorder and there are a number of different factors that cause it. People that have diabetes have high levels of glucose which is also known as high blood sugar (Shuldiner 2014). The body naturally breaks down carbohydrates into glucose in which the body produces insulin to us the glucose as energy. Diabetes develops when the body does not make enough insulin or does not use the insulin produced effectively (Shuldiner 2014). Recent studies have found that diabetes has…

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    Title: Discover The Essential Equipment To Monitor Diabetes Meta: An article to help diabetics find essential equipment to monitor diabetes and avoid blindness, nerve damage and amputation. Technological advances have made the essential equipment to monitor diabetes easier to use with greater accuracy. Discover Essential Equipment To Monitor Diabetes A diabetes test can measure glucose, acetone and ketones. You can find supplies for each test. The Glucometer You may already know that…

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    Social Workers Diabetes

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    areas. One area that seems to be growing is people with diabetes. According to Auslander and Budd (2014) in their article in the Encyclopedia of Social Work titled “Diabetes (Children and Adults),” there are approximately 347 million people worldwide who suffer from diabetes, a disease characterized by high level of blood glucose because of problems with the production of insulin or failure to use insulin properly. Due to the fact that diabetes is a growing concern, social workers need to know…

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    Diabetes Insipidus Essay

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    "Central diabetes insipidus is caused by reduced secretion of antidiuretic hormone (ADH)"(Greco, 2013). It doesn't happen very often in most animals. Those that are affected urinate and drink large amounts of water often. It causes pets to be unable to hold water. There are two types of Diabetes Insipidus. The first, Neurogenic, is caused by low/no production of ADH, which helps the body absorb water from the kidneys. The second, Nephrogenic, is due to the kidney not reacting to the ADH. Due to…

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    Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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    Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes Mellitus is more commonly referred to as Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that arises when an excess amount of insulin collects in the blood stream. Type 2 Diabetes is caused by the body’s cells inability to process and use insulin that the pancreas produces (American Diabetes Association, 2013). Unlike Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes mostly affects adults, but can affect adolescents and teenagers. Type 2 Diabetes is diagnosed using…

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    Brent Robinson Diabetes is a growing epidemic. Most people know that diabetes is a disease that makes it hard for the person’s body to regulate their blood sugar. What most people don’t know is what exactly causes it.…

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    Problem #1 Diabetes Mellitus. Mr. Borg is borderline obese, with a BMI of 29.3. He has had a 40 pound weight gain in the past 10 years, and does not follow any specific diet plan. As reported by Mrs. Borg, he drinks two to four alcohol beverages a day. His hemoglobin A1c was high at 11.2%, indicating that his type 2 diabetes is poorly controlled (See Table 8). Mrs. Borg also reports that Mr. Borg has had decreased energy levels, difficulty losing weight, and no motivation. Per Mrs. Borg, he…

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