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Causes of Different Types of Diabetes Mellitus

Causes of Diabetes

Theoretically, diabetes mellitus (DM) can be divided into primary and secondary types. The primary types include type 1 (insulin-dependent DM, IDDM), type 2 (non-insulin-dependent DM, NIDDM), and gestational DM. The secondary types of DM are the disorders, which secondarily give rise to DM. This article will be discussing the causes for primary types first, followed […]

Glucosamine and Diabetes

Glucosamine and Diabetes

Glucosamine is a type of simple sugar but, unlike glucose and other simple sugars, it doesn’t seem to affect insulin sensitivity or blood glucose levels to the same degree as glucose does.  There has been some research to indicate that glucosamine worsened insulin resistance, resulting in an increase in blood glucose levels; however, later research […]

Insulin vs Glucagon

Insulin vs Glucagon

Insulin and glucagon have both similarities and differences.  Both are hormones secreted by the pancreas but they are made from different types of cells in the pancreas.  Both help manage the blood glucose levels in the body but they have opposite effects.  Both respond to blood glucose levels but they have opposite effects. Each of […]

Insulin and Potassium

Insulin has a number of actions on the body besides lowering your blood glucose levels.  Insulin suppresses the breakdown and buildup of glycogen, which is the storage form of glucose, it blocks fat metabolism and the release of fatty acids, and it puts potassium into the cells by activating the sodium-potassium cellular channels.  Insulin stimulates […]

VANADIUM: Diabetes Therapy

VANADIUM: Diabetes Therapy

Vanadium is normally mined as a silvery metal.  It is useful in non-medical situations because it does not corrode easily.  About eighty percent of vanadium mined is used as part of a steel additive.  Alloys containing vanadium are extremely touch and are used for various kinds of tools, crankshafts, piston rods, axles, and armor plating.  […]

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