Ida Bryant March 2, 2013 ENG 101 Diabetes has become increasingly common in our cincitity. Children are starting to acquire this disease at a young age. Our children are overweight, not eating healthy and are lacking in exercises in their daily routine, yes! Some people acquired this disease from a lack of insulin in there hormones but the majority doesn’t . In my family especially on my father’s side there is diabetes. My aunt had to have several fingers and toes amputated because of this disease. I have always tried to make sure that me and my children eat healthy and maintain an active life style. I know that it will depend on other things as well, but I will do my best to make sure that it doesn’t carry over. So when I finished school I never thought that I would have been have been working with children and their families that have diabetes. Working in a pediatrics office with so many different practices you are going to see all kinds of different diagnoses. But I love my job and what I do. I interact with so many different types of patient’s everyday. So a day in Pediatric Clinic for me could be working in any one of the many clinics general pediatrics, working in clinic surgery, diabetes, endocrine, pulmonary and even eating disorders. But the one that hit home to me was Diabetes and Endocrine because it runs in my family. We do a test called A1C for patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes or they come for endocrine. A1C is a Glycated Hemoglobin (A1C) test that is what we use here at the clinic to test are patients. This is a blood test that indicates an average blood sugar level for the past two or three months .I works by measuring the percentage of blood sugar attached to hemoglobin, the oxygen – carrying protein in red blood the higher the blood sugar level, the more hemoglobin that the sugar has attached. An AC1level of 6.5 percent or higher on two separate tests indicates .Another test your doctor might use…
Diabetes is usually a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin, resistance to insulin, or both.
To understand diabetes, it is important to first understand the normal process by which food is broken down and used by the body for energy. Several things happen when food is digested:
• A sugar called glucose enters the bloodstream…
October 13, 2014
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease. Diabetes mellitus is where the body cells cannot use sugar properly for absence of or resistance to the hormone insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. Diabetes can lead to serious problems over time if left untreated. The high blood sugar levels from uncontrolled diabetes can cause serious long-term diabetic difficulties. Eventually, they damage the…
Begins commonly in early childhood or adolescence.
-the body produces little to no insulin
-people with type 1 diabetes need injections of insulin
-Beta cells are destroyed.
Beta cells makes insulin
Beta cells: make insulin
Hyperglycemia- too much sugar in the blood
Hypoglycemia- abnormal low values of sugar or glucose in the blood
-adult-on set or age-onset
-usually on overwight patients or those who…
Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of diabetes mellitus.
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Formerly known as “Juvenile onset” or “insulin-dependent diabetes. Type 1 is the end result of a long-standing process in which the body’s own T cells attack and destroy pancreatic beta (B) cells, which are the source of the body’s insulin.
Autoantibodies (an antibody, produced by B cells in response to an altered “self” antigen on one type of the body’s own cells,…
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels that result from defects in insulin secretion, or its action, or both. Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes was first identified as a disease associated with "sweet urine," and excessive muscle loss in the ancient world. Elevated levels of blood glucose lead to spillage of glucose into the urine, hence the term sweet urine.
Normally, blood glucose levels are tightly controlled by…
Diabetes: Writing Assignment #2
Unfortunately in today’s society diabetes is increasing in occurrence every day, with the increased population of overweight people and the lifestyles that we Americans live. Type 1 diabetes was previously known as Juvenile diabetes. This type is usually diagnosed during childhood or in the young adult stage of life. In this case the body fails to produce any insulin at all and leaves the body unable to function appropriately. Type 2 diabetes…
Also known as:Diabetes mellitus; juvenile, insulin-dependent diabetes, type 1 diabetes; adult onset, non-insulin-dependent diabetes, type 2 diabetes; gestational diabetes; diabetes insipidus; unspecified diabetes mellitus; prediabetes; “sugar.”
Definition: Diabetes mellitus is a syndrome in which the body cannot metabolize glucose (sugar) appropriately. The subsequent sustained elevated levels cause significant damage to the eyes, heart, kidneys, and other organs. Diabetes is a significant and growing…
diabetes.org Diabetes has changed drastically over the years. There are more people suffering from Type 2 than ever before. However, the treatment of Diabetes has improved. Today we have advanced blood tests and more efficient ways of delivering insulin, such as pumps that replace the need for constant injections.
Currently there are over 25 million people in the United States alone that suffer from a form of Diabetes. 7 million people out of that 25 million are living with Diabetes and are undiagnosed…
20 November 2013
“Diabetes Mellitus is defined as a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/ or use insulin” (American Diabetes Association). Diabetes is characterized by hyperglycemia or above normal amounts of glucose (sugar) in the blood and urine, resulting from an inability to use carbohydrates. Diabetics may go into a coma when their blood glucose levels get very high. Low…
issues such as life threatening "Diabetes".
Diabetes is a serious life-long illness caused by high level of glucose in the blood. This condition arises when the body cannot produce insulin from the pancreas or even secrete it but in an insufficient amount .Insulin is a hormone that moderates the blood level.
Diabetes occurs in several forms but the major ones are Type I and II diabetes and gestational diabetes
Type I diabetes is also known as “insulin-dependent diabetes” because it typically occurs…