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Diabetes multimedia project
Diabetes multimedia project
Diabetes multimedia project
Diabetes multimedia project
Diabetes multimedia project
Diabetes multimedia project
Diabetes multimedia project
Diabetes multimedia project
Diabetes multimedia project
Diabetes multimedia project
Diabetes multimedia project
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Diabetes multimedia project


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Kelsey Walker Senior Project 2012

Kelsey Walker Senior Project 2012

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  • 1. Diabetes Awareness By: Kelsey Walker
  • 2. Terms
    • Cataract: condition where the eye becomes cloudy.
    • Glaucoma: condition where the pressure within the eye causes damage to the optic nerve, which sends visual images to the brain.
    • Hyperglycemia: condition where there is too much glucose or sugar in the blood.
    • Hypoglycemia: condition where there is too little glucose in the blood.
    • Insulin: a hormone or chemical produced by the pancreas, insulin is needed by cells in order to use glucose (sugar), the body’s main source of energy.
    • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy: condition where the sensitivity of nerves to pain, temperature, and pressure is dulled, particularly in the legs and feet.
    • Kidney dialysis: process where blood is filtered through a dialysis machine to remove waste products that would normally be removed by the kidneys.
    • Pancreas: gland located behind the stomach that produces insulin.
  • 3. What is diabetes?
    • Condition in which the pancreas no longer produces enough insulin or the cells stop responding to the insulin produced.
  • 4. What are the symptoms?
    • Thirsty
    • Tired
    • Hungry
    • Frequent urination
    • Weight loss
    • Sweet smelling urine
  • 5. Types of Diabetes
    • Type 1(Juvenile)
    • -Childhood, insulin dependent
    • Type 2 (Age-onset, adult-onset)
    • -Poor health, non insulin dependent (misleading)
    • Gestational
    • -Pregnancy
  • 6. Type 1
    • Developed during childhood or adolescence.
    • Body produces little to no insulin.
    • Rapid swings of blood sugar levels between hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
    • Require several injections of insulin.
  • 7. Type 2
    • More common form of diabetes.
    • Overweight and poor diet and no exercise.
    • Age 50 and over.
    • Milder form, controlled with diet and oral medication. (insulin sometimes necessary)
  • 8. Gestational
    • Second or third trimester of pregnancy.
    • Resides after birth.
    • Babies are born prematurely, have hyperglycemia, and have excess body fat.
    • Treated with diet.
  • 9. Insulin
    • Type 1 needs several injections.
    • Type 2 may need injections.
    • Small needle, injection pen, or insulin pump.
    • Injections given subcutaneously, where there is looser skin.
    • Works in 15-20 minutes, lasts 6 hours.
  • 10. Hypoglycemia
    • Too much insulin
    • Too little food
    • Alcohol consumption
    • Increased exercise
    • Hungry, cranky, confused, tired.
    • Diabetic coma
    • Fruit juice, candy, high sugar snacks
  • 11. Uncontrolled diabetes
    • Blindness
    • End-stage renal disease
    • Limb amputations
    • Doubles the risk for heart disease and stroke.
    • Cataracts and glaucoma
    • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • 12. Prevention
    • Research continues for cure
    • Type 1 is unpredictable
    • Type 2 can be reduced by maintaining ideal weight and exercising.
    • Healthy lifestyle