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Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which blood levels of glucose are abnormally high because the body does not release or use insulin adequately (Merck 1999, p.788). There are two types of diabetes mellitus, which are type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. A hormone called insulin, released by the pancreas, is the primary substance responsible for maintaining appropriate blood sugar levels. Blood sugar levels vary throughout the day, rising after a meal and returning to normal within two hours. Blood...

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type 2 diabetes

1 TYPE 2 DIABETES Andrea Jimenez Sullivan University Pathophysiology with Pharmacology I-07 November 15, 2013 Type 2 Diabetes 2 Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to properly use insulin. This is called insulin resistance...

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Type 2 Diabetes

obesity rates in relation to Type 2 Diabetes primarily in South Auckland. In this report I will find out whether the diverse ethnicities of South Auckland residents have any affect on Diabetes rates. I chose this question because I am interested in whether someone’s race can determine his or her risk of chronic disease. I also think this issue is important because South Auckland is so ethnically diverse that we need to know if race plays a part in obesity and diabetes risks. My report will focus...

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Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise

ACSM POSITION STAND: TYPE 2 DIABETES & EXERCISE Albright et al., 2000 • • Physical activity is an underutilised therapy Favourable changes in glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity usually deteriorate within 72 h of the last exercise session: consequently, regular physical activity is imperative to sustain glucose-lowering effects and improved insulin sensitivity Individuals with type 2 diabetes should strive to achieve a minimum cumulative total of 1,000 kcal per week from physical activities...

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Diabetes Mellitus

Introduction Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar levels that result from defects in insulin secretion, or its action, or both. Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes which 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. The most common form of diabetes is Type II, It is...

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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes- Written Response 1- Cause of the disease There is no singular cause of type 2 diabetes. However, there are certain factors that are known to contribute to the development of the disease. One of these factors is genetics. It has been proven that people with a family history of diabetes have a higher risk of developing the disease than someone who doesn’t. Age is also an important factor. The older you are, the greater the risk of type 2 diabetes developing. (Diabetes Australia...

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Type Ii Diabetes Mellitus Among African Americans

Type II Diabetes Mellitus among African Americans Type II Diabetes Mellitus is an adult-onset diabetes that affects 90% of the diabetes patients. It is when the body does not recognize the insulin being produced by the pancreas, or not enough is produced. Insulin is a hormone that causes different cells to take up glucose for energy. Resistance to insulin causes the build up of glucose in the blood, which causes improper functions of cells and blood circulation, damage to nerves and blood...

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About Type 2 Diabetes

About type 2 diabetes Around 2.6 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes. About nine in 10 of these people have type 2 diabetes. It usually affects people over the age of 40, but can develop at any age. People of African-Caribbean or South Asian origin are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. It usually affects them earlier in life, from about the age of 25. Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common, particularly in children. Type 2 diabetes develops when your body can’t produce...

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Type 2 Diabetes

1. Which disease have you chosen? I have chosen Type 2 Diabetes for my PDH lifestyle and communicable diseases assignment. 2.Is this a lifestyle, genetic and communicable disease? How do you come to this conclusion? Diabetes type 2 is both a lifestyle and genetic disease. • Lifestyle- Diabetes type 2 is a Lifestyle disease because we can get it from not looking after ourselves. Many people in our society are becoming more and more obese and fat because they are not doing what’s right...

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Diabetes Type 2

comes to diabetes the most common form is type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes occurs when a person’s body has problems producing insulin. When someone has type 2 diabetes there are high levels of the sugar glucose in the blood. As we all know most people who contract type 2 diabetes are overweight and with Susan’s current bmi she is greatly increasing her chances of contracting it, on top of that her chances are greatly increase even more due to the fact that she has a family history of type 2 diabetes...

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