Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

  • Diabetes

    I. Introduction Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a chronic disease that requires special and continuous medical care to prevent acute complications as well as to reduce the risk of long-term complications. Main subject of the diabetes care is to maintain glycemic level at normal range. According to ADA (American Diabetes Association), there are for clinical types of diabetes- 1. Type 1 diabetes (results from β-cell destruction, usually leading to absolute insulin deficiency) 2

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  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Diabetes mellitus or what is commonly known as diabetes is a deadly disease and is becoming more common not just in America, but worldwide. Diabetes Mellitus is a disease where sugar levels in the blood are at a very high level. This disease is caused due to the fact of the body not being able to use insulin properly, or not being able to balance the use of insulin altogether. There are also times when there is a problem with both. As of January 27, 2012, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • Diabetes Mellitus-2 Soapie

    Primary Medical Diagnosis: Diabetes mellitus 2. Relevant Pathophysiology: Type-2 diabetes mellitus is a heterogeneous syndrome characterized by an abnormality in carbohydrate and fat metabolism. The cause of type-2 diabetes are multifactorial and include both genetic and environmental elements that affect beta cell function and tissue (muscle, liver, adipose tissue, pancreas) insulin sensitivity. A number of factors have been suggested as possibly linking insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction

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  • Diabetes

    Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes mellitus, most commonly known as “Diabetes” is a chronic disease associated with abnormally high levels of the sugar (Glucose) in the blood. Glucose is the main source of energy for the body's cells. The levels of glucose in the blood are controlled by a hormone called insulin, which is made by the pancreas. Insulin helps glucose enter the cells. In diabetes, the pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body can't respond normally to the insulin that is produced, this

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  • Diabetes

    Approximately 17 million Americans have diabetes.(Lamb) As many as one-half are unaware they have it. This chronic disease causes serious health complications including renal failure, heart disease, stroke, and blindness. It is a condition in which the pancreas no longer produces enough insulin or cells stop responding to the insulin that is produced. Then glucose in the blood is not able to be absorbed into the cells of the body.(Kishore) The cells in the human body need energy in order to function

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  • Diabetes

    known or know of someone currently diagnosed with diabetes?”)There are an estimated 15 million people with some form of diabetes in the United States.” According to the National Diabetes Fact Sheet, “1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010.” Diabetes ranks seventh among the leading causes of death in the United States and causes more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined. . Preview: Diabetes is a chronic disease in which there are high levels

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  • Healthy Eating and Diabetes

    Healthy Eating and Diabetes The foods that we eat can make all the difference in whether we are healthy, or whether we become sick, because, many illnesses can be caused, or be made worse by, the dietary choices that we make. The various types of diabetes--including type 2, the most prevalent--are no exception. Diabetes is an increasingly common, life-threatening illness that currently afflicts more than eight percent of all Americans. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States1

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  • Type Ii Diabetes

    Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Specific Purpose: I want my audience to know the cause, affects, treatment, and prevention of type 2 diabetes. * Introduction I. You would never think a disease as common as diabetes mellitus would have such a large impact on your lifestyle. II. Although it is a chronic disease, it can be managed and in some cases, even prevented. III. 4 years ago, my dad was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the result of one’s insulin either not

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  • Diabetes

    Diabetes Mellitus Machelle Van N140 Instructor’s Name November 5, 2012 Diabetes Mellitus According to the Australian Institute of Health and Wellness, “Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic condition in which the body makes too little of the hormone insulin or cannot use it properly” (pg. 1, para 1). The pancreas produces insulin which helps glucose to enter cells through the bloodstream; the sugar is then converted into energy. Diabetes is uncontrollable when there is a build-up

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  • Diabetes

    Diabetes Dr. Langston Diabetes Mellitus also known as diabetes “dates back to 1500 B.C. nearly 3,500 years ago” (Beaser and Hill, 1995, p.9). Today type 2 diabetes affects millions of people. Currently there is no cure for diabetes. “However, recent advances in genetic engineering technology now offer great promise for overcoming the problems which have frustrated researchers in the past” (Alterman and Kullman, 2000, p. 263). People with diabetes could suffer serious complications such as diabetic

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  • Diabetes Case Study

    Diabetes Case Study Diana Gallardo, Karen Joy, Brianna Herrera, Svetlana Knyazeva NUR/427 5/6/2013 Sara Gerrie RN, MSN, CPNP Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic illness affecting the metabolic and endocrine function of the body. Type 1 diabetes affects 5% to 10% of people with the disease, whereas type 2 diabetes affects nearly 90% to 95% of people with the disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2008). An overview of the incidence of diabetes in the United States, signs

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  • Diabetes

    Diabetes Diabetes mellitus, or often referred to as diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which a person has high blood sugar. This can happen either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because the cells in the body do not respond to the insulin that is produced. Insulin is the hormone that unwinds the cells of the body, allowing glucose to enter and fuel them. Type 1 diabetes results from the body’s failure to produce insulin. This type of diabetes is usually diagnosed in children

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  • Diabetes

    Diabetes Mellitus: Current Concepts Review Ashley Patton Breckinridge School of Nursing NU230 July 9, 2013 Diabetes mellitus also known as simple diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria, polydipisia and polyphagia (Ignatavicius &Workman, 2013). There are

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  • Lifestyle Changes and the Prevention of Type Ii Diabetes Mellitus

    center of education and intervention. Introduction Diabetes mellitus type II is also known as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and is thought to be caused by abnormal insulin production or by hereditary insulin resistance. According to Madden et al (2008) type II diabetes mellitus amounts for 90-95% of all diabetes diagnoses and by the year 2025 approximately 300 million people will have the disease. Diabetes can cause destructive complications leading to many medical problems

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  • Risk Perception of Gestational Diabetes Among Pregnant Women

    women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes (Pepe, 2004). It is a serious condition with health implications for mother and baby. Gestational diabetes (or gestational diabetes mellitus, GDM) is a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose levels during pregnancy (Sugaya, 2005). Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have high blood glucose (sugar) levels during pregnancy are said to have gestational diabetes. Based on recently announced

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  • Diabetes Reproduct Presentation

    effectively (positive test). If the results of this screen are positive, the woman may have the Glucose Tolerance Test performed. It is important to note that not all women who test positive for the Glucose Challenge Screening test are found to have diabetes upon further diagnosis. No preparation is required prior to the test. During the test, the mother is asked to drink a sweet liquid (glucose) and then will have blood drawn one hour from having the drink, as blood glucose levels normally peak

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  • Diabetes

    Diabetes mellitus, or often referred to as diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which a person has high blood sugar. This can happen either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because the cells in the body do not respond to the insulin that is produced. Insulin is the hormone that unwinds the cells of the body, allowing glucose to enter and fuel them. Type 1 diabetes results from the body’s failure to produce insulin. This type of diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young

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  • Diabetes

    DIABETES Definition: Diabetes is a condition where the body fails to utilize ingested glucose. Most of what we eat is broken down into glucose. Glucose is a form of sugar in the blood – it is the principal source of fuel for our bodies. It’s a metabolism disorderthat causes excessive thirst and production of large amounts of urine because the kidneys fail to conserve water. Metabolism refers to the way our bodies use digested food for energy and growth. When our food is digested, the glucose makes

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  • Diabetes Rationale

    Diabetes is a good choice of a disease to follow as it is becoming more and more wide spread. It is striking children at younger ages than it was years ago. These days research has found ways of helping to keep those sugar levels down to a level that is not as harmful to the health of the person who has diabetes. I am one of those who have been struck with this disease, I was diagnosed as Gestational and it never went away. Someday I would like to see a cure for this as well as more educational teachings

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  • The Treatment of Gestational Diabetes

    Gestational Diabetes is diagnosed when a higher than normal blood glucose levels are present. The process of diagnosing Gestational Diabetes is called a Glucose Challenge Test or GCT, where blood is taken an hour after the consumption if a glucose drink. If abnormal results are obtained, then an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test or OGTT is completed, this is a similar test; with blood taken before and two hours after the glucose drink is consumed. These tests are normally carried out between 24 and

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  • Diabetes

    Diabetes Overview Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. An estimated 23.6 million people in the United States—7.8 percent of the population—have diabetes, a serious, lifelong condition. Of those, 17.9 million have been diagnosed, and 5.7 million have not yet been diagnosed. In 2007, about 1.6 million people ages 20 or older were diagnosed with diabetes. … Source: 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimates of total prevalence-both diagnosed and undiagnosed-were

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  • Psychology and Diabetes

    Psychology and Diabetes Student’s Name: Institution: Instructor’s Name: Course Name: Introduction Diabetes is often referred to as diabetes mellitus and can be defined as a condition in which an individual has high levels of blood sugar as a result of inadequate or insufficient production of insulin in the body. Additionally, it may be caused by the failure of body cells to respond appropriately to the insulin. As such, patients usually have a higher than normal rate of urination. Majority

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  • Diabetes Pathophysiology

    Diabetes Pathophysiology * The underlying pathophysiologic defect in type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune destruction of pancreatic beta cells. Following this destruction, the individual has an absolute insulin deficiency and no longer produces insulin. Autoimmune beta cell destruction is thought to be triggered by an environmental event, such as a viral infection. Genetically determined susceptibility factors increase the risk of such autoimmune phenomena. * About 90% of diabetic Americans have

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  • Diabetes Mellitus Quiz (Paper)

    Diabetes Mellitus Quiz (Paper) Metformin is a good oral glycemic agent used for treatment of DM and new research from the US Diabetes Prevention Program ( DPP) shows that it can aid in delaying the onset of the disease when used in patients who are at high risk. Some of the high risk patients include those that are overweight or obese, have a family history, had gestational diabetes or are African American. The study uses 3 groups of people, a placebo group, a intensive lifestyle group and a metformin

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  • Diabetes

    Project—Paper on Diabetes Name Institution Evidence-Based Practice Project—Paper on Diabetes Introduction Diabetes, often called by health experts, diabetes mellitus, is a metabolic condition which causes an increase in the level of blood sugars (Stehouwer, 2009). Patients suffering from diabetes become increasingly hungry (polyphagia) and thirsty (polydipsia) (Friesen, 2003). In addition, they experience polynuria, which is a condition characterized by frequent urination. Diabetes can be categorized

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  • Diabetes

    Project—Paper on Diabetes Name Institution Evidence-Based Practice Project—Paper on Diabetes Introduction Diabetes, often called by health experts, diabetes mellitus, is a metabolic condition which causes an increase in the level of blood sugars (Stehouwer, 2009). Patients suffering from diabetes become increasingly hungry (polyphagia) and thirsty (polydipsia) (Friesen, 2003). In addition, they experience polynuria, which is a condition characterized by frequent urination. Diabetes can be categorized

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  • Diabetes Teaching Outline

    Diabetes Teaching Outline Kenneth Zhu, RN Shepherd University Diabetes Teaching Outline I. Introduction A. Do I have diabetes? 1. Sign and symptoms 2. Types of diabetes II. Sign and symptoms of diabetes mellitus A. Common symptoms of diabetes 1. Urinating often, feeling thirsty, feeling hungry, etc. 2. Sometimes, there are no symptoms. III. What causes diabetes? A. No exact cause, things that make you more likely to have diabetes 1. Family history of diabetes 2. Being overweight

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  • Gestational Diabetes

    Gestational Diabetes Gestational Diabetes Gestational Diabetes 3/8/11 Gestational Diabetes Pathophysiology Gestational diabetes occurs because there is an increase in hormones such as estrogen and that leads to lower levels of glucose as well as many other things that lead to side effects of pregnancy. As the women progresses through her pregnancy, the glucose levels increase steadily and increase as the sensitivity of insulin is decreasing. As the placenta grows, more insulin is needed

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  • Gestational Diabetes and the Effects It Has on Mothers and Neonates

    Case study – Gestational Diabetes and the effects it has on mothers and neonates As midwifery becomes more complicated and the numbers of women becoming pregnant, who present with or develop medical conditions which can impact on the health of themselves and their babies increases; it is important midwives are knowledgeable in order to recognise and help manage the risks and complications that may arise as a result of these conditions. Furthermore able to discuss these risks with expectant mothers

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  • Diabetes a Silent Killer

    Diabetes a silent killer; Diabetes affects 20.8 million people in the United States alone and unfortunately, 6.2 million people in the United State are unaware that they have this disease. (CDC, 2007) Until they do, they have already developed life-threatening complications. According to the CDC the rates of Diabetes Type II are rising so quickly that they have declared the disease an epidemic. Complications may include blindness, kidney disease, nerve disease, heart and vascular disease and strokes

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  • Diabetes Presentation

    DIABETES By: Lilianna Avila Osuna SCI/163 THE HISTORY OF DIABETES 1552 BC – This is the earliest known record of Diabetes. 1500 BC – Ants are attracted to the urine of people with a mysterious emaciating disease. 500 BC – First description of sugar in urine and its occurrence in obese individuals. 250 BC – Apollonius of Memphis is credited with coining the term “diabetes”. 1st Century AD – “A melting down of the flesh and limbs into urine.” 164 AD – Galen of Pergamum, diagnoses diabetes

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  • Diabetes Paper

    Essay on Diabetes Essay on diabetes: Diabetes mellitus, commonly called as diabetes is a disease of metabolic disorder where the blood sugar levels tend to remain high either because insufficient insulin is produced in pancreas or because the cells not responding to the insulin produced. Frequent urination, increased thirst and increased hunger are most common early symptoms of this disease. There are three major forms of diabetes namely Type1, Type 2 and third form is known as gestational diabetes

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  • Diabetes

    | Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus | | | | Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder that is rising at an alarming rate across all age groups in the United States and around the world. Because of the surge of new diagnoses of DM, medical journals are referring to this disorder as an epidemic and pandemic. According to Brass (2014), “diabetes kills one individual every six seconds across the globe, and it is expected to rise 55 percent in the next 20 years”

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  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Diabetes Mellitus Michelle McCormick SCI/163 June 24, 2013 Charles Ware Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes mellitus is a disease affecting millions of people each year, according to the American Diabetes Association in 2011 8.3% or 25.8 million Americans suffer with diabetes. Diabetes is a disease where the body does not produce insulin, does not produce enough insulin, or does not react properly to insulin. Insulin is a hormone the pancreas releases to allow blood glucose to enter cells to produce energy

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  • Diabetes Mellitus

    30 Minutes a Day to Cut Diabetes Risks By Wendy Bumgardner November 9, 2014 No excuses - get out and walk for 30 minutes a day as your minimum daily requirement for health and to prevent Type 2 diabetes. A study by the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, published in the Oct. 1, 2003American Journal of Epidemiology discovered that walking for 30 minutes a day cut diabetes risks for overweight as well as non-overweight men and women. Reduce Diabetes Risk by Walking 30 Minutes

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  • Pathophysiology of Diabetes

    Student number 213059356 HND 701 pathophysiology of Diabetes Assignment 1 Word count 2130 Student name Trevor Clemens Student number 213059356 Page 1 of 17 Student number 213059356 Many aspects must be taken into consideration in attaining knowledge and understanding of diabetes, it is not just a metabolic process. There are multiple risk factors that precipitate the metabolic process leading to a diagnosis. The following analyses relevant data in relation to pathophysiology,

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  • Diabetes

    Type II Diabetes in Pennsylvania 4/29/2015 Introduction Diabetes is a lifelong disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops or isn’t producing enough insulin and/or the body cannot use it. Insulin is needed to use the energy from food. The body makes glucose from food that is eaten and then the glucose goes into the bloodstream and circulates around the body. Insulin helps glucose enter the cells where it is used for energy, growth and repair. When people have diabetes, glucose cannot

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  • Diabetes

    Diabetes Speaker Notes Slide 2- This presentation will discuss the goals of Healthy People 2020 with the focus of the presentation on Diabetes. It will define diabetes and the age groups affected by the illness. We will discuss the reason the Red Group felt this focus area was important. The presentation will identify ways to enhance or optimize diabetic health. Health disparities among different populations in the United States will be discussed. Community resources will be identified for

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  • Treating Diabetes Mellitus Type Ii

    Treating Diabetes Mellitus Type II Treating Diabetes Mellitus Type II Type II diabetes (T2D) is a metabolic disorder characterized by chronically elevated blood glucose levels. It characteristically results from a surplus caloric intake, as compared to energy consumption, combined with inadequate insulin secretion, due to dysfunction of the insulin-secreting pancreatic beta cells (Pfeiffer & Klein, 2014). Type II diabetes has reached pandemic levels, despite efforts to slow its progression

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  • Managing the Needs of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

    Managing the Needs of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus LO1 Type 2 diabetes is a serious chronic condition affecting the body’s ability to regulate blood glucose levels. According to Diabetes UK (2012), there were 2.9 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes in 2012, and this is estimated to increase to 5 million by 2025. Up to 90% of people with diabetes are thought to be type 2. According to Diabetes UK (2006), many are unaware they have the condition

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  • Diabetes Prevelanace

    Diabetes: Prevalence, Diagnosis and Prevention English/147 A considerable percentage of the global population suffers from different health conditions that affect their health and wellbeing. Diabetes is among the conditions that affect a greater percentage of the global population. Statistics shows that approximately 382 million people are affected by diabetes in the world. Early diagnosis of diabetes is critical for easy management and prevention of symptoms associated

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  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is more common among the older population, however with the raise of childhood obesity, it is being seen more and more in children. Individuals who are overweight or obese are at a greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes, as well as certain ethnic populations. These populations include; African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and Alaska Natives. (Lewis, Heitkemper, Dirksen, O’Brien and Bucher, 2007, p.

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  • Diabetes Research Paper

    1 Diabetes Mellitus Desiree Robinson North Carolina Central University Are you at risk for Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder in which the body does not properly process glucose from the food we eat. In other words, the energy that our body’s cells need is not being met effectively. The onset of this disease starts with the pancreas; it is the main organ that is targeted

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  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Running head: DIABETES MELLITUS Diabetes Mellitus ADN DMRN 122 L Medical Surgical II September 6th, 2011 DIABETES MELLITUS Abstract Diabetes is a disease that affects 18.2 million people in the United States alone. This disease results when there is a high level of sugar in the blood for an extended period of time. Diet

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  • Diabetes

    Diabetes Diabetes mellitus or just diabetes is a disease that is affecting America. It is the most common disorder of the hormone system. There are 23.6 million people in America, both children and adults that have been diagnosed with this disease. That is 7.8% percent of the entire population. Every one of us probably knows someone that has diabetes in some form. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. This disease comes along and produces many complications to

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  • Pre Gestational Conditions

    gradual ambulation Medications as ordered Antibiotics Stool softeners Sedatives to promote rest Breast feeding is allowed in Class I and II if there is no sign of cardiac decompensation during pregnancy, labor and delivery DIABETES MELLITUS A hereditary endocrine disorder characterized by inadequate insulin production that results to impaired glucose absorption and metabolism resulting to hyperglycemia SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: Hyperglycemia Glycosuria Polyuria Polydipsia

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  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

    What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high Glucose comes from the digestion of carbohydrate containing food and drinks and is also produced by the liver Carbohydrate comes from many different sources including starchy foods such as bread, potatoes and chapattis, fruit, dairy products, sugar and other sweet foods The food we eat turns into glucose (sugar) for energy The pancreas makes insulin (a hormone) to help glucose get

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  • Diabetes

    Diabetes DIABETES More than 3% of the world population has diabetes; diabetes is caused by lack of a hormone called Insulin, which is produced by the organ pancreas to control blood sugar (Miller, 2010). Diabetes has been regarded as one of the biggest killers in the world. There exists three types of diabetes, type one, type two and type three. The most common is diabetes mellitus (Derek LeRoith, 2004). Therefore, Diabetes can be

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  • Diabetes

    Diabetes Mellitus The term "diabetes mellitus" refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood glucose, commonly called blood sugar. Glucose is vital to your health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It's your brain's main source of fuel. (Turner, 2010, p.18) of you have diabetes, no matter what type, it means you have too much glucose in your blood, although the reasons may differ. Too much glucose can lead to serious

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  • Health and Diabetes

    Health and Diabetes Cindy Furca The Science of Nutrition/SCI241 7/20/2012 Janet Yarrow What is diabetes? Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is a disease in which a person has high glucose (blood sugar). This can occur either because there is an inadequate production of insulin or because the body does not respond properly to insulin. It is also possible that both could happen to a person. There are three different types of diabetes, type I, type II and

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