Type 2 Diabetes Research Paper

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Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a heterogeneous syndrome characterized by abnormalities in carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Also known as "on-set diabetes" or "non-insulin-dependent diabetes". Factors that set the influence of developmening diabetes are genetic, metabolic, microbiologic and immunologic. Genetic factors include etiology of diabetes because it runs in the families. Metabolic factors involved in the etiology of diabetes are several and complex. Emotional and physical stress can unmask or inherit predisposition to the disease. The causes of type 2 diabetes are genetic and environmental elements that affect beta cell function and tissue insulin sensitivity. A number of factors linking insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. …show more content…

The body uses glucose for energy. Glucose metabolism requires insulin a hormone produced by the pancreas. When we eat, our food is broken down by our digestive track into nutrient molecules. Foods containing carbohydrates, protein and varies sugars are then broken down into glucose. Glucose is used for many different organs in our body as fuel. In order for our body to use the glucose, it must enter into our cells first. The pancreas produces a hormone called insulin, a chemical messenger for the entry of glucose into the cells. As the blood glucose levels rise after a meal insulin is released into the bloodstream and sets process into motion to trigger glucose to enter into the cells. When the glucose enters into the cells the amount of glucose in the bloodstream

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