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  • Present Treatments For Type One Diabetes
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    Diabetes Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body produces too little insulin (Type One Diabetes) or can't use available insulin efficiently (Type Two Diabetes). Insulin is a hormone vital to helping the body use digested food for growth and energy. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, about 17 million Americans have diabetes and every year about 1 million more age 20 or older are diagnosed with the disorder. People who are overweight, do no...
  • Vascular Signs And Symptoms Of Diabetic Foot
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    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 ...
  • Type 1 Diabetes
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    The article, "Pancreas Transplant: A Cure for Diabetes?" written by Eli A. Friedman, M.D., explores the possibility of a cure for type 1 diabetes and the implications involving this experimental procedure. The article discusses current procedures and treatments that are commonly used to control type 1 diabetes and highlights provisional treatments that evolved into pancreatic transplant surgery. The editorial explains that diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of irreversible renal failure, kno...
  • Insulin For Adult Onset Diabetics
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    There are two types of diabetes: diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus. Diabetes insipidus is a rare metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone, which is usually the result of damage to the pituitary gland. Diabetes insipidus is characterized by enormous amounts of urine that are produced by the body regardless of how much liquid is consumed. Diabetes mellitus results from the production of insufficient amounts of insulin by the pancreas. Without insulin the body canno...
  • Type One Diabetics
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    Diabetes occurs when the pancreas either cannot or has trouble making enough insulin to control the sugar a person receives from their food. (Bete, Co. 1972) Diabetes Mellitus is broken down into two groups: Juvenile (Type One), and Adult (Type Two) (McHenry, 1993). Type One diabetics are insulin dependant. People under forty years of age are more prone to this type. They have low serum insulin levels and it more often affects small blood vessels in eyes and kidneys. Type Two diabetics are non-i...

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