A Review of Diabetes Term Paper

A Review of Diabetes
A review of the causes, symptoms, treatment and complications of diabetes mellitus.
# 153722 | 1,842 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2013 | US
Published on Nov 18, 2013 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)

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This paper defines diabetes and its necessary terms and discusses its three forms of type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. The paper looks at the symptoms, causes and diagnosis of diabetes, and also describes the complications that can arise from this illness. The paper examines the treatment of diabetes and concludes by looking at various statistics on this serious illness.

What Causes Diabetes?
Testing for Diabetes
Complications Linked to Badly Controlled Diabetes
Various Facts

From the Paper:

"In order to fully comprehend the definition for diabetes a few terms must be identified. The first term is glucose. The Merrian Webster dictionary defines glucose as "an optically active sugar C6H12O6 that has an aldehydic carbonyl group; especially : the sweet colorless soluble dextrorotatory form that occurs widely in nature and is the usual form in which carbohydrate is assimilated by animals." (Merriam-Webster) Glucose is a type of sugar found in the blood. It serves as the primary energy source for our bodies. (Lawrence) The next term that must be identified is insulin. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the term may be defined as " a protein pancreatic hormone secreted by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans that is essential especially for the metabolism of carbohydrates and the regulation of glucose levels in the blood and that when insufficiently produced results in diabetes mellitus." (Merriam-Webster) Glucose is not able to enter our cells without insulin. It must be present for the cells to be able to take glucose.
"Diabetes may be specifically defined. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary the definition of diabetes is "a serious disease in which the body cannot properly control the amount of sugar in your blood because it does not have enough insulin." (Merriam-Webster) The National Diabetes Data Group defines it as "a metabolic disease in which the body's inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood." (National Diabetes Data Group)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abourizk, Nicolas N., and Jonathan C. Dunn. "Types of diabetes according to National Diabetes Data Group classification: limited applicability and need to revisit." Diabetes care 13.11 (1990): 1120-1128.
  • American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. Vol. 13. No. 7-12. American Diabetes Association., 1990.
  • Lawrence, R. D. "Types of human diabetes." British medical journal 1.4703 (1951): 373.
  • Merriam-Webster, Inc. The Merriam-webster dictionary. Merriam Webster, 1995.
  • National Diabetes Data Group (US), et al. Diabetes in America. No. 95. National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 1995.

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