Appendix E Diabetes Worksheet

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Appendix E

For this assignment, complete this chart to create an easy-to-read reference that will help you understand how the two forms of diabetes mellitus differ. Maintaining proper levels of insulin is critical for diabetes patients. The means by which insulin can be regulated depends upon which type of diabetes a patient has.

Complete the chart with a 25- to 50-word response for each box.

Form of diabetes
Age of onset
Defects in insulin and effects on glucose metabolism
Risk factors
Prevention and treatment
Type I: Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
Usually prior to age 30
Insulin Deficiency is when insulin is not produced like it should be in the bloodstream to help the body create energy. Insulin is the hormone which is responsible for keeping glucose levels normal within the bloodstream. The body makes energy by a process called metabolism. When the pancreas does not make insulin then the body will not have to energy it needs to sustain a normal life. The risks factors include family history, genetics, major discovery location and exposure to certain viruses. Sardina and Finland have the highest occurrence of type 1 diabetes which is about 2-3x higher than the United States and 400 times that of individuals in Venezuela. There is no known prevention from diabetes other than for an individual to exercise and to diet correctly without all the extra starches and sweets and it needs to be well balanced. Although getting type 1 diabetes is not preferred it can be easily maintained and is curable as long as you take the needed meds and continue to diet and exercise and maintain a healthy weight. Type II: Noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

Usually after age 45
When the body resists glucose which is the main type of energy it is said to be insulin resistant. Instead of the going into your cell the sugar instead binds to the blood in your bloodstream. When this happens the pancreas is unable to produce enough...