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  Diabetes mellitus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diabetes mellitus is a disease characterized by persistent hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels), resulting either from inadequate secretion of the hormone insulin, an inadequate response of target cells to insulin, or a combination of these factors.
Diabetes is often detected when a person suffers a problem frequently caused by diabetes, such as a heart attack, stroke, neuropathy, poor wound healing or a foot ulcer, certain eye problems, certain fungal infections, or delivering a baby with macrosomia or hypoglycemia.
Diabetic foot, often due to a combination of neuropathy and arterial disease, may cause skin ulcer and infection and, in serious cases, necrosis and gangrene.
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 Diabetes Mellitus - MSN Encarta
Diabetes Mellitus, disease in which the pancreas produces insufficient amounts of insulin, or in which the body’s cells fail to respond appropriately to insulin.
Diabetes mellitus differs from the less common diabetes insipidus, which is caused by lack of the hormone vasopressin, which controls the amount of urine secreted.
Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in people aged 20 to 74.
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 WHO | Diabetes mellitus
Diabetes mellitus is associated with damage to the small blood vessels in the retina, resulting in loss of vision.
Diabetes is among the leading causes of kidney failure, but its frequency varies between populations and is also related to the severity and duration of the disease.
Diabetes is the most common cause of non-traumatic amputation of the lower limb, which may be prevented by regular inspection and good care of the foot.
www.who.int /mediacentre/factsheets/fs138/en   (1242 words)

 Diabetes mellitus - Simple English Wikipedia
Diabetes mellitus is a disease where people have high levels of too much glucose (a kind of sugar) in the blood.
Because of the damage that is caused by high blood glucose it is important to treat diabetes mellitus.
Diabetics may carry a glucometer with them to check their level several times in a day.
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 Word! Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes mellitus is sometimes called "sugar diabetes." When someone has diabetes, his or her body doesn't use glucose properly.
In diabetes, the pancreas does not make enough insulin (type 1 diabetes) or the body can't respond normally to the insulin that is made (type 2 diabetes).
If diabetes is not under control - or a person doesn't know he or she has diabetes - the person may have problems like increased urination (peeing), extreme thirst, and unexplained weight loss.
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 Diabetes (Diabetes Type 1, Diabetes Type 2) symptoms and information by MedicineNet.com
Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes (and in this article will be referred to as "diabetes"), was first identified as a disease associated with “sweet urine," and excessive muscle loss in the ancient world.
Diabetes is also an important factor in accelerating the hardening and narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis), leading to strokes, coronary heart disease, and other blood vessel diseases.
Diabetes is the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer.
www.medicinenet.com /diabetes_mellitus/article.htm   (704 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Diabetes
Diabetes is a life-long disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.
Gestational diabetes is high blood glucose that develops at any time during pregnancy in a person who does not have diabetes.
People with diabetes are prone to foot problems because of the likelihood of damage to blood vessels and nerves and a decreased ability to fight infection.
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 Diabetes mellitus
Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the pancreas no longer produces enough insulin or cells stop responding to the insulin that is produced, so that glucose in the blood cannot be absorbed into the cells of the body.
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that causes serious health complications including renal (kidney) failure, heart disease, stroke, and blindness.
Brittle diabetics are a subgroup of Type I where patients have frequent and rapid swings of blood sugar levels between hyperglycemia (a condition where there is too much glucose or sugar in the blood) and hypoglycemia (a condition where there are abnormally low levels of glucose or sugar in the blood).
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 Diabetes mellitus
Diabetes occurs in pets due to a deficiency of, or resistance to, insulin in the body.
Diabetes may be treated with insulin injections given once or twice a day.
Diabetic patients are also at a higher risk for developing infections due to a compromised immune system.
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 Diabetes mellitus in Dogs and Cats. Pet Health Topics from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State ...
The diagnosis of diabetes is made by finding a large increase in blood sugar and a large amount of sugar in the urine.
Diabetes is managed long term by the injection of insulin by the owner once or twice a day.
Diabetes is rarely reversible in dogs, but diabetic cats will sometimes regain the ability to produce their own insulin in the pancreas.
www.vetmed.wsu.edu /ClientED/diabetes.asp   (2958 words)

 Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood.
People with diabetes either do not produce enough insulin—a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life—or cannot use the insulin that their bodies produce.
Medications for diabetes must always be used in conjunction with lifestyle changes, particularly diet and exercise, to improve the symptoms of diabetes.
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 National Diabetes Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, accounting for 44 percent of new cases in 2002.
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both.
Type 2 diabetes is associated with older age, obesity, a family history of diabetes, a history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose metabolism, physical inactivity, and race/ethnicity.
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 eMedicine - Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 - A Review : Article by Scott R Votey, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Distinguishing the type of diabetes can be difficult in (1) patients who are treated with insulin and are young but clinically appear to have type 2 diabetes and (2) older patients with late onset of diabetes who nonetheless take insulin and seem to share characteristics of patients with type 1 diabetes.
In diabetic third-nerve palsy, the pupil is usually spared, whereas in third-nerve palsy due to intracranial aneurysm or tumor, the pupil is affected in 80-90% of cases.
Another pitfall is underestimation of the severity of diabetic retinopathy on funduscopic examination because of failure to dilate the pupils or the failure to urgently refer a patient with lesions near the macula to an ophthalmologist.
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 eMedicine - Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 : Article by William H Lamb, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH
Although this form of diabetes was previously uncommon in children, in some, countries 20% or more of new patients with diabetes in childhood and adolescence have NIDDM, a change associated with increased rates of obesity.
Diabetes is an energy metabolism disorder, and before insulin was discovered, children with diabetes could be kept alive by a diet severely restricted in carbohydrate and energy intake.
Diabetic retinopathy's first symptoms are dilated retinal venules and the appearance of capillary microaneurysms, a condition known as background retinopathy.
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 Diabetes Tutorial
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes for irreversible blindness in the United States.
Peripheral vascular disease is a particular problem with diabetes mellitus and is made worse through the development of diabetic neuropathy, leading to propensity for injury.
This is a feared complication of diabetes mellitus.
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 Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Type 1, and Metabolic Disorders treatment and medications
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels, which result from defects in insulin secretion, or action, or both.
Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, was first identified as a disease associated with “sweet urine," and excessive muscle loss in the ancient world For more, go to Diabetes Mellitus Index.
Type 2 Diabetes is rampant in our society as obesity takes its toll.
www.medicinenet.com /diabetes/focus.htm   (172 words)

 Type 1 diabetes - MayoClinic.com
Of the more than 20.8 million people with diabetes in the United States, about 5 percent to 10 percent have the type 1 form of the disease.
Type 1 diabetes has no cure, but the outlook for people who have the disease is far better today than it was even 20 years ago.
Living with type 1 diabetes can still be a challenge, but improvements in patient education, blood sugar monitoring and insulin delivery have simplified the daily routine of managing the disease.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/type-1-diabetes/DS00329   (261 words)

 MedlinePlus: Diabetes
Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
Diabetes Dateline (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
The primary NIH organization for research on Diabetes is the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/diabetes.html   (1291 words)

 National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Overview of diabetes, pre-diabetes, diagnosis information, pregnancy and diabetes, and a dictionary of diabetes terms
Diabetes-related problems of the heart, kidneys, eyes, feet and skin, nerves, teeth and gums.
Links to patient organizations, related databases, Government agencies, and the National Diabetes Education Program
diabetes.niddk.nih.gov   (99 words)

 JAMA -- Topic Collections : Diabetes Mellitus
Using Clinical Guidelines Designed for Older Adults With Diabetes Mellitus and Complex Health Status
Activation of Oxidative Stress by Acute Glucose Fluctuations Compared With Sustained Chronic Hyperglycemia in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Assessing Glycemia in Diabetes Using Self-monitoring Blood Glucose and Hemoglobin A
jama.ama-assn.org /cgi/collection/diabetes_mellitus   (126 words)

 The National Diabetes Center - a diabetes think-tank and patient advocacy group for physicians
The National Diabetes Center - a diabetes think-tank and patient advocacy group for physicians
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
to patients with diabetes and/or at the time of coronary heart disease (CHD) diagnosis
www.diabetes-mellitus.org   (105 words)

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