The Doctor Runs : A Little Girl

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Picture a little girl going about her life as she always has. Now imagine one day this girl becomes extremely thirsty and she did not feel hungry all day, which is unusual for her. This girl begins to lose her hair, wakes up in the middle of the night to urinate, and loses a significant amount of weight in a short period of time. Sooner than later, the girl and her family start to become concerned about her health and she finally decides to go to the doctor due to these weird symptoms. The doctor runs tests from her blood and finds out that she is a type 1 diabetic. He tells her that she has become dehydrated and he puts an IV in her. She must stay in the hospital until he tells her that she can return home. While in the hospital, she…show more content…
According to Merriam Webster (2016) the definition of insulin is: A protein pancreatic hormone secreted by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans that is essential especially for the metabolism of carbohydrates and the regulation of glucose levels in the blood and that when insufficiently produced results in diabetes mellitus. Insulin is injected anywhere that someone can pinch about an inch of fat. A diabetic can either inject insulin with an insulin pen or through an insulin pump which injects insulin into the body as well. With an insulin pump, a diabetic does not have to use an insulin pen and inject a needle into them every time they need insulin. Most diabetics do not get an insulin pump until they have been diabetic for a few years. Insulin pumps help treat hyperglycemia. The article “Hyperglycemia (High Blood Glucose)” (2014) states that if it does not get treated, then it could cause a diabetic to go into a condition called ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is also known as a diabetic coma. This coma is when the body does not receive enough insulin which is used to turn sugar into energy. When the body cannot make energy out of sugar, it makes sugar out of fat which creates ketones. The body cannot handle a lot of ketones so it tries to get rid of them through the urine. Due to the body not being able to release all of the ketones through the urine, the ketones build up in your blood. All of the build up

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