Diabetes mellitus

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Diabetes mellitus

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

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