Diabetes and its control

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Diabetes = a chronic disease where someone is not able to metabolise glucose properly.

Types of Diabetes.

Type 1 (insulin dependent) - body is unable to produce insulin. Normally begins in childhood. May be the result of an autoimmune response where the bodys immuine system attacks B cells of the islets of Langerhans. Develops quicky. Symptoms may be weight loss, tiredness, thirst etc.

Type 2 (insulin independent) - normally due to the glycoprotein receptors on body cells losing…


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