Causes of Diabetes Diabetes is a group of diseases that is marked by high levels of glucose, or sugar, in the blood. The increased amount sugar in the blood is a result of either defects in the production of insulin or the way in which insulin is used by the body. Complications from diabetes can result in further medical conditions that make it even more difficult to treat the diabetes, such as kidney failure, peripheral vascular disease or heart disease. Type 1 diabetes is the result of a lack of insulin production because of the destruction of beta cells in the pancreas.
Townsend Harris High School Maryum Begum Band 4: Anatomy & Physiology 12/16/15 Diabetes Type I Type I diabetes is a chronic disease in which the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. This means that an individual who has type I diabetes cannot produce their own insulin. Insulin is essential for the body to break down the sugar, glucose, to convert it to energy. With the lack of insulin, this sugar is not broken down and results in further health problems.
What is diabetes? I’m pretty sure that most of you at least once have heard about this disease, but probably not all of you are familiar to what it really is, how it’s caused and how it can damage human’s health. Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin itself is a hormone needed to allow glucose to enter body cells for energy production.
Its primary cause is excessive consumption of simple carbohydrates. This often manifests in people who are overweight, obese, and/or those who have sedentary lifestyles. Insulin resistance happens when the bloodstream is oversaturated with simple carbs usually from sugars like: fructose, glucose, lactose, and sucrose. These are most abundant in processed food, fast food, and commercially produced beverages. These are also present in overly refined grains like: white rice, white flour, white pasta, instant oats, etc.
Patients with kidney disease may find foam in their urine, which is caused by excess protein excretion. They may also have abnormal urine color and experience frequent urination at night. Digestive problems. Patients with only 20 percent kidney function may also experience symptoms in their digestive system, which include nausea, vomiting, and loss of
In a diabetic person, the procedure between insulin and glucose is broken. This causes the sugar level in the body to rise to dangerous levels. Diabetes affects the heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and skin. If unchecked, diabetes will lead to dehydration, coma, and even death. Even when checked, diabetes can still lead to blindness, heart diseases, strokes, and vascular diseases.
PURPOSE At the end of this presentation, the audience will be informed on how acupuncture works in treating diabetes. INTRODUCTION In normal body mechanism, consumed carbohydrates pass through stomach and enter blood stream to body’s fat and muscle cells. However sugar cannot enter these cells without the help from insulin ¬– a hormone allowing sugar to enter into mentioned body’s cells.
Phenylketonuria, or PKU, is a genetic disorder in which a person’s body is unable to break down an important amino acid found in protein called phenylalanine. This disease can be found in 1 of 10,000 to 15,000 babies across the United States. This disease is mostly found in people of European or Native American heritage.
A mixture of short acting and intermediate insulin has approximately similar onset and duration times as the mixture mentioned above, but its peak is more lengthy at anywhere between two and twelve hours (American Diabetes Association, n. d). Basal and Bolus Therapy Versus Mixed Insulin Some advantages of utilizing premixed insulin are it has only one co-pay and costs less. It is also ideal for a patient with a regular schedule and meal times, and with a low risk of hypoglycemia. Patients typically need fewer shots than those who use basal/bolus therapy.
The model type 2 diabetes is a non insulin dependent diabetes, it is also when the body cannot use insulin properly. Primary prevention goal is to prevent the disease before it starts. An approach to primary prevention of type 2 diabetes is through lifestyle changes that favorably influence insulin sensitivity like avoiding obesity, exercising and eating healthy. Secondary prevention goal is early detection followed by by prompt treatment. For this model secondary prevention is screening and prevention of other diabetic complications through treatment or avoiding of coexisting risk factors.
In the book “Diabetes among the Pima: Stories of Survival”, the author, Smith-Morris states that more than any other population in the world, an American Indian tribe from the Southwest United States , also known as The Pima have the highest chance of having risks for type 2 diabetes. She also continues to argue in the book that the issue is not just a biomedical mater but something even larger. By living with the Pimas and studying the experiences, daily life, and views of Pima pregnant women over a decade, the author identified factors that are overlooked by research and interventions related to biomedical. In the process of studying the Pimas, the author also learn that both the indigenous population and the health care providers impact the social and cultural aspects in the community. The book took place in the Gila River