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Diabetes mellitus

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  • 1. Diabetes Mellitus By Lynnette Jarvis
  • 2. What is diabetes mellitus?
    • A chronic condition associated with abnormally high blood sugar
    • Results from either deficiency of or a resistance to insulin- a hormone produced by the pancreas whose function is to lower blood sugar.
  • 3. Types of Diabetes Mellitus
    • Type 1: insulin dependent; juvenile on set
    • Type 2; adult on set diabetes; non-insulin dependant
  • 4. Symptoms
    • The same for types one and two
    • excessive secretion of urine, thirst, weight loss, and tiredness
  • 5. Treatment
    • Diet and physical activity
    • Insulin injections
    • Oral agents
  • 6. Complications
    • Diabetic retinopathy: a leading cause of blindness and visual disability
    • Kidney failure
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetic neuropathy
    • Diabetic foot disease
  • 7. Prevention
    • Moderate reduction in weight
    • Half an hour of walking daily
    • Balanced diet
  • 8. Bibliography
    • http://my.webmd.com/
    • http://www.who.int/inf-fs/en/
  • 9. All About Me
    • Newport News, VA
    • Resident student
    • Biology major
    • Freshman
  • 10. THE END

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