Diabetes And The Use Of Insulin

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Diabetes and the use of Insulin Christina Cruz HE 221 Mir Ahmad June 24, 2015 Diabetes and the use of Insulin 1 What is Diabetes? Diabetes, or also called Diabetes Mellitus, is a group of metabolic diseases inside our body, in which there are high sugar levels in the blood over a period of time because the body does not properly process food to use as energy like it should. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. Insulin is one of the main hormones produced in our body that regulates blood sugar levels and allows us to use the sugar (called glucose) for energy. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn 't make enough insulin or…show more content…
It’s more common in whites than in any other cultures. It affects men and women the same. The cause is generally unknown, but researchers believe that an autoimmune problem, genetics, or environmental factors have something to do with the development of this type. Signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes is critical because they can easily be mistaken for Diabetes and the use of Insulin 2 common illnesses, such as the flu, and a misdiagnosis can lead to consequences in one’s health if left untreated. Type 1 diabetes can be accompanied by irregular and unpredictable high blood sugar levels and sometimes with serious low blood sugar levels. Symptoms include: dry mouth, nausea and vomiting, extreme thirst, frequent urination, bedwetting in children who previously didn 't wet the bed during the night, sudden vision changes, sugar in the urine, sweet or fruity smell on breath, increased appetite or sudden weight loss, drowsiness or fatigue, and heavy breathing. This doesn’t mean that a person will have all of these symptoms, but it’s a list to go by and be aware of incase any of them occur without a suspected cause. It is always recommended to talk with a physician if any changes in health are being experienced. Type 2 Diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance, which can also be combined with reduced insulin secretion, where the body continues to produce insulin but it’s not being pushed out or used as it should be. The excess sugar can 't get into
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