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  • 1. Chiamaka Agbasionwe University at Buffalo Intern
  • 2.  Glucose is a carbohydrate and the most important simple sugar in human metabolism Two sources of glucose: food & liver Used as a source of energy for cells Brains main source of fuel Pancreas (B cells) secrete insulin Insulin takes glucose from the blood stream into the cells.
  • 3.  Fluctuations of blood glucose levels Might not be indicative of diabetes
  • 4.  Cells become resistant to the action of insulin Pancreas is unable to make enough insulin to overcome this resistance
  • 5.  Combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors Auto immune disorder
  • 6.  Type II Weight Inactivity Age Race Gestational diabetes Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • 7.  Type 1 Genetics Environment Presence of damaging immune system cells Race Geography
  • 8.  Frequent urination Thirst Extreme hunger Unusual weight loss Fatigue
  • 9.  All the symptoms of Type II are applicable Frequent infections Blurred vision Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal Tingling/numbness on feet/hands
  • 10.  Cardiovascular disease Neuropathy Nephropathy Eye damage Foot damage Just to name a few
  • 11.  Put shoes by the door Body scan after shower Prepare emergency snacks Put a tag on gym bag Make insulin work for your life style Power up your diet – ADA super foods Drink some water See your doctor regularly