Diabetes Mellitus. Zoya Minasyan RN-MSN- Edu. Diabetes Mellitus. A chronic multisystem disease related to Abnormal insulin production Impaired insulin utilization Or both 7 th leading cause of death in the USA
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Regardless of it’s cause, Diabetes is primarily a disorder of glucose metabolism r/t absent or insufficient insulin supply and/or poor utilization of the insulin that is available.
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Which pancreatic hormone decreases blood glucose levels?
Insulin allows cells to take glucose from the blood and use it for energy/to make ATP. Because it stimulates movement of glucose out of the blood and into the cells, blood levels decrease when insulin is released.
Tell whether the following statement is true or false:
Type 2 DM is more common than Type 1 DM.
Type 1 DM is autoimmune (juvenile diabetes is Type 1), and affects only 5% to 10% of the diabetic population. Type 2 DM is associated with risk factors like obesity, poor diet, and sedentary lifestyle; 90% to 95% of diabetics suffer from this type.
Individuals with metabolic syndrome also known as syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes
Individuals with metabolic syndrome
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