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Explaining Symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2

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ShareThis film explains how the body processes the food we eat in order to provide all your body cells with the energy they need and what happens when you have diabetes and this system doesn’t work properly. Normal state (without diabetes) When you eat food that contains carbohydrates, its broken down in the stomach and digestive system into glucose which …

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What is Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Type 1 Diabetes

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ShareEPIDEMIOLOGY There is a large geographical variation in the incidence of Type 1 diabetes. In Europe, the frequency increases as from South to North although there is considerable variation between countries. The highest incidence of diabetes is seen in colder autumn and winter months and it is slightly more common in males than females (ratio 1.3:1). The frequency of Type …

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Insulin Basics for Diabetics

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ShareRecent studies indicate that diagnosis of diabetes itself indicates that 75% of β-cells have failed. Over a period of time, more and more cells fail. To make it worse, some tablets may be stressing the β-cells more. In contrast, taking insulin helps reduce the stress on β-cells. Tablets or oral antidiabetic agents are useful but have limited efficacy. Sensitizers work …

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The Impact of Type1 and Type2 Diabetes

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ShareThe condition and impact of diabetes mellitus may have been in existence for more than three thousand years. The two forms of diabetes were first described in the fifth century AD, one occurring in slim individuals who perished quickly (Type 1 diabetes) and the other in older overweight people who survived for longer (Type 2 diabetes). By the end of …

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Prevention of Type1 and Type2 Diabetes

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Share THE PREVENTION OF TYPE 1 DIABETES The autoimmune process in Type 1 diabetes begins years before β-cells are destroyed. Measuring HLA susceptibility markers and autoantibody tests allows those at high risk of developing the disease to be identified. At present there is no reliable method of preventing its development. Studies in small groups of children have shown that aggressive …

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