Insulin-Dependent Diabetes


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Insulin-dependent Diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not
produce enough insulin and is, therefore, unable to convert nutrients into
the energy necessary for daily activity. The disorder affects females
and males approximately equally. Although the causes of insulin-
dependent diabetes are not known, ...

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There are two main types
of diabetes: Type I or Insulin-Dependent and Type II or Noninsulin-
Dependent.

The insulin-dependent type of diabetes generally has onset during
childhood or adolescence, though it can occur at any age. Because
the pancreas supplies little or no insulin in this disease, daily
injections of the hormone and a controlled diet are necessary to
regulate blood sugar levels. Insulin is generally effective in
preventing glucose buildup, but it is a treatment and not a cure for
diabetes.

The onset of Insulin-Dependent Diabetes begins with frequent
urination, extreme thirst, constant hunger, and unexplained weight
loss. Because people with Type I Diabetes lack sufficient insulin,
glucose accumulates in the blood to levels too high for the kidneys to
excrete. In an effort to remove the excess sugar, the kidneys excrete
large amounts of water as well as essential body elements resulting ...

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delaying the onset of complications resulting from diabetes.

1. Cardiovascular Complications.
Heart and blood vessel diseases such as heart attack, hardening of
the arteries (arteriosclerosis), and stroke are the leading causes of
illness, disability and death among diabetics. Persons with
diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from coronary heart disease
and stroke and five times as likely to suffer from arterial disease of
the limbs than the non-diabetic population. Exactly how diabetes
damages the cardiovascular system is not yet clear.

2. Diabetic Nephropathy (Kidney Disease).
Kidney (renal) disease, or diabetic nephropathy, can ...

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