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Signs of Diabetes in Men

Signs of Diabetes in Men

Last updated on August 17th, 2016Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease in which the pancreas is unable to make enough insulin or the insulin is produced by the pancreas but the individual cannot use the insulin provided.  Some diabetics have low insulin levels and insulin resistance at the same time.  The end result of these […]

Insulin Resistance Test

Insulin Resistance Test

Last updated on July 15th, 2016Insulin is a protein-based hormone that is secreted by the islet cells in the pancreas.  When the pancreas senses an increase in blood glucose levels, it releases insulin, which is responsible for putting the glucose into the cells to be used as a type of cellular fuel.  Without insulin, the […]

Pathophysiology of Diabetes Insipidus

Pathophysiology of Diabetes Insipidus

Last updated on July 19th, 2016Diabetes Insipidus is a heterogenous disorder, wherein large volumes of dilute urine are excreted. The body loses its capacity to concentrate excreted urine. The hormone responsible for regulating fluid balance is called arginine vasopressin (AVP), also called vasopressin or anti-diuretic hormone. In diabetes Insipidus, patients could have either a deficiency […]

Pathophysiology of Diabetes Type 1

Pathophysiology of Diabetes Type 1

Last updated on July 19th, 2016Type I diabetes mellitus, formerly referred to as juvenile-onset diabetes mellitus or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. This condition is known to occur at any age group, but the majority of affected individuals are diagnosed in their mid-teenage years. This condition is characterized by a deficiency in the pancreatic hormone, called insulin. […]

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