What is Ketoacidosis in diabetics?
Cells will normally use glucose as a source of energy. Diabetic Ketoacidosis occurs when the cells can no longer take the glucose from the blood in an efficient manner. In this case the cells begin to convert fatty acids into energy. The byproduct of this conversion are ketone acids. Normally small amounts of ketone acids can be taken care of by the kidneys and the liver, however a large concentration can lower the body's PH level, in essence create an hyper…
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes is one of the many diseases that has a lot of complications. Millions of people are affected by it every year, hence, it is something that should not be taken for granted.
Diabetes and your proper diabetic foot
Diabetes damages blood vessels in all parts of your body, and that includes your feet. It can lead to neuropathy or nerve damage because of the slow blood flow in your legs and feet.
Once neuropathy develops in a diabetic patient, it is of utmost importance to…
Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus (NDI) Case Study
Epidemiology and Mechanisms of the disease
The Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus is firstly a rare disease to get or it can be inherited and the rate of getting it is 1 in 20 million which shows how rare this condition is. The cause is that the body has low levels of Arginine Vasopressin (AVP) and Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) which then cause the kidneys unable to concentrate the urine which is called polyuria which leads to excessive amount of urine…
diabetes, type 1, type 2 and gestational
Introduction: Imagine having a disease for the rest of your life such as diabetes. Diabetes has no cure, although it can be treated and controlled. Anyone living with diabetes can still do the things they love. This disease is manageable and the treatments aren’t so bad. They can make you feel healthy and be healthy as well.
Each type of diabetes -- type 1, type 2 and gestational – all have different and similar treatments.
I. Type 1…
The enzyme, succinyl coenzyme A synthetase, acts on the conversion of the succinyl group succinate. A decrease in the ATP production of the mitochondria may occur if there is a deficiency of this enzyme. The decrease is seen during the phosphorylation of succinyl CoA to succinate. With this decrease, the cells would produce lactic acid in order to get ATP leading the cell to be non-functional. The deficiency of the enzyme, and the increase in lactic acid causes fatal infantile lactic acid…
Diabetic diet is a diet that consists of some restrictions based on the dietary rules set for a diabetic.
Diabetes is a medical condition where the production of insulin by pancreas is zero or the production is resisted. Insulin helps the cells to receive the glucose that's present in the blood. Most of the cells work towards converting the glucose in to energy. When there is no insulin, the glucose tends to remain in the blood stream and then builds up. The situation can be dangerous.
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