You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

12 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Risk For Developing Type 2 Diabetes
    3,329 words
    The Truth About Diabetes Diabetes is a killer; in fact, it is among the top ten killers of adults in the United States. 'It can lead to, or contribute to, a number of other serious diseases' (Sizer and Whitney 112). Diabetes means 'siphon' or 'to run through' (Sizer and Whitney 112) therefore denoting the increase in urinary volume excreted by people suffering from this disease. Mellitus means 'sweet'. Diabetes means increased excretion of sugars being released with the urine, creating a sweet s...
  • Causes Diabetes
    829 words
    Diabetes (794 words) Diabetes Mellitus is a debilitating disease that basically sucks the energy out of a person. This is caused by the failure of a person pancreas's to produce valuable hormone called insulin. This failure in part causes a persons blood sugar level to be unbalanced, causing reduction in energy and maybe even nerve damage. In addition to this, diabetes can also be a major cause of adult blindness, the losing of maybe a foot or a finger, kidney failure, and a whole plethora of ad...
  • Vascular Signs And Symptoms Of Diabetic Foot
    1,247 words
    Diabetes is rapidly becoming a national epidemic. An estimated eighteen million Americans have diabetes and the number is growing, especially among children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between 1990 and 1998, the incidence of diabetes rose by 70% in the population aged 30-39, by 40% among those 40-49, and by 31% in the 50-59 age group. Even more frightening is the fact that it is estimated that as many as 33% of the population with Type I diabetes and up to ...
  • Causes Diabetes Patients
    772 words
    Diabetes has a long historical record dating back to second century AD. The word 'diabetes' was first used by the Greek physician Aretaeus. The word diabetes means 'siphon'. It was first used to describe patients with excessive thirst and urination. In the 17th century, the word, meaning 'like honey', was added when diabetes patients' urine was noticed to be sweet. However, the disease is not directly related to urine, but instead to the pancreas. Today many other symptoms and complications of t...
  • Rat Islets From The Pancreas
    1,339 words
    Treating Diabetes with Transplanted Cells Seventy-five years ago the type of diabetes that affected children and young adults was lethal. In the 1990's investigators found that a hormone, that was produced in Islets of Langerhans, was not being produced in diabetes patients. This hormone, called insulin, enables other cells to take up sugar glucose from the blood for energy. Diabetes patients who were not making insulin had glucose from food accumulating in the blood while other tissues were sta...
  • Insulin Production For Iddm Patients
    1,160 words
    Diabetes mellitus is caused by a deficiency in the secretion or action of insulin. Nearly six percent of the United States population shows some degree of abnormality in glucose metabolism indicative of diabetes or a tendency toward the condition. Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases in which the regulatory activity of insulin is defective. There are two major clinical classes of the disease. There's type I, which is insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), and type II, which is non-insul...
  • 10 Of Patients With Type II Diabetes
    2,668 words
    Table of Contents Nutrition Therapy 1 Nutrition Consult 1 Meal planning 2 Body Weight Considerations 2 Psychosocial support. 3 Calorie Intake 4 Nutrient Composition of the Diet 4 Fat Intake 5 Carbohydrate Intake 6 Sucrose 6 Fructose 6 Vitamins and Minerals 7 Alcohol Intake 7 References 8 Nutrition Therapy The most fundamental component of the diabetes treatment plan for all patients with type II diabetes is medical nutrition therapy. Specific goals of nutrition therapy in type II diabetes are to...
  • Diabetic Neuropathy Blood Sugar Type Of Diabetes
    1,449 words
    An Informative Essay On Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death listed in the United States. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness. "In 1996 diabetes contributed to more than 162,000 deaths" (Lewis 1367). "Diabetes is not a single disease but a group of disorders with glucose intolerance in common" (McCance 674). Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia (increased blood sugar) and results from defective insulin production, secretion, and utili...
  • Apparent Eating Disorders In Young Diabetic Women
    2,124 words
    Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) is one of the most common chronic illnesses of childhood and adolescence in North America. 1 Although most young patients with IDDM are healthy, up to 40 percent eventually have diabetes-related microvascular complications. 2, 3 The risk is greater in those whose diabetes is poorly controlled. 4 Eating behavior is categorized under three commonly selected categories. 4 Highly disordered eating is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the following...
  • Color Of Patient 329's Urine
    1,269 words
    Urine is formed from the breakdown of substances excreted by the body (including nutrients consumed by the patient). Urine is primarily made of water, urea, and sodium chloride, however, also contains many other dissolved substances from the body. Urea is the product of protein also known as carb amide. Although the urine contains the three primary substances named above other substances in the urine are determined by what the patient consumes and what state of health the patient is in. For Exam...
  • Diabetes Patient Education
    2,911 words
    DIABETES EDUCATION. Section- 1 Diabetes-mellitus is caused by a raised blood-glucose concentration due to either insufficient insulin or the presence of factors that oppose its action (Watkins, 1998). According to WHO (1999) diabetes-mellitus describes a metabolic disorder of multiple aetiology characterized by chronic heperglycaemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism resulting from defects inn insulin secretion, insulin action or both. There are two types of diabetes,...
  • Breakthroughs In Diabetes Research
    1,348 words
    I believe that one of the most non-cured diseases in America today is diabetes. Diabetes is a problem with the body's fuel system. It is caused by lack of insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas (an organ that secretes enzymes needed for digestion) that is essential for getting energy from food. There are two types of diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes, which usually starts in children, the body stops making insulin completely. In Type 2 diabetes, also called adult-onset diabetes, the body still makes...

12 results found, view free essays on page: