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  • Essay On Blood Sugar

    Blood sugar Why test his blood sugar level? Some diseases, such as diabetes, can cause damage to the pancreas, which affects insulin production negatively. The symptoms are often very weak. Many people may have the disease for a long time without knowing of it, and most have no symptoms at all. With this test, you will quickly find out if you have an elevated blood sugar level, which can be a sign of diabetes. The faster the disease down the faster the right treatment. How is the test procedure to? The test is based on an enzymatic reaction, which means that special dyes activated and causes a color change in proportion to the glucose content in the blood. The test must be done on an empty stomach and go to so that you take a simple finger…

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  • Blood Sugar Regulation Essay

    Blood sugar regulation is the process by which the levels of blood sugar, primarily glucose, are maintained by the body within a narrow range. This phenomenon of tight regulation is commonly referred to as glucose homeostasis. Insulin and glucagon are the most well-known of the hormones involved. Blood sugar levels are regulated by negative feedback in order to keep the body in homeostasis. The levels of glucose in the blood are monitored by many tissues, but the cells in the pancreas's Islets…

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  • Blood Sugar Levels: A Case Study

    in their 50s (34.14%), 11 in their 60s (26.82%), and 5 in their 70s (12.19%). The following table provides an average of the patients’ age, age of diabetes diagnosis, anthropometric values, and blood glucose levels. Note: Average weight, height, BMI, waist circumference, and blood glucose levels were determined for each patient, using the information from the past three doctor’s appointments. From these, an overall average was done. Table 2 shows the range of values of age, age of diabetes…

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  • Sugar In The Blood Summary

    Get on Board! The book Sugar in the Blood by Andrea Stuart, describes the genealogical research about the Ashby Family. Her research on the Ashby family begins with the journey of George Ashby, who sailed from England to Barbados. In Barbados, he would struggle to make a living. George Ashby like many other immigrants did not know how to work the land. This book overall is effective on establishing how hard it was to begin a life in Barbados, how plantations developed, and how the slaves were…

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  • What Happens When You Eat Sugar Essay

    you eat sugar? Eating carbs causes the pancreas to release the hormone insulin to reduce the blood sugar spike. Insulin regulates the level of sugar in the blood - the more sugar in the bloodstream, the more insulin is released. Insulin then goes on to ‘store’ glucose in the liver and muscles in the form of glycogen. If too much insulin is released, your blood sugar will to drop too low causing low-blood sugar. This causes you to crave sugar and the vicious cycle continues. Every time you have…

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  • Type 2 Diabetes And Patient Teaching

    Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans have a higher risk in America. In adults 1 in 10 people suffer from diabetes. With education people who are at risk can hopefully lower their chances of developing this disease and people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can manage this disease. Causes and risk factors of type 2 diabetes Genetics and lifestyle are the most common risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Being overweight, smoking, lack of physical…

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  • Artificial Pancreas Essay

    new cases are in the children category. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease (Rubin, 2009) caused by the pancreas creating little to no insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches, and other foods into energy(http://www.diabetes.org, 2014). Most people that are diagnosed with this are either children or young adults(http://www.diabetes.org, 2014). Type 1 diabetes doesn’t occur overnight. It takes months and months of experiencing the symptoms. Some of the symptoms are increased…

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  • Essay On Taking Insulin

    most effective way to improve blood sugar levels in patients had been shown to be multiple daily injections (3 or more) that include a combination of long-acting insulin, such as Lantus or Levemir combined with rapid-acting insulin, such as Apidra, Humolog or Novolog. This is the most effective as it closely mimics the body 's normal use of insulin. •Insulin pump:…

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  • Causes Of Diabetes

    Diabetes mellitus Everyone heard about diabetes, and we have one or more of our relatives suffering from this chronic disease. Diabetes is a condition when the level of sugar in the blood remains high. Who among us does not eat junk foods, sweets and drink soft drinks, and when we eat a little bit we craving for more. Do we ask ourselves is this healthy food? How many calories and sugar contain this food and drink? And do we know how much our body needs sugar per day? We should know the answer…

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  • The Three Major Types Of Diabetes

    As a diabetic, I decided to learn more about my diseases. Diabetes is called diabetes mellitus. Diabetes is a disorder where your body can not eliminate sugar and as a result, your blood sugar levels remain high. The reasons your blood sugar levels remain high is because your pancreas is unable to produce sufficient insulin, or your body cells are resistant to the insulin your pancreas produces. Symptoms of diabetes are increased thirst (staying unusually thirst), increased hunger (not…

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