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Diabetes - Glossary

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Hyperglycemia - High a level of glucose in the blood; a sign that diabetes is out of control. Many things can cause hyperglycemia. It occurs when the body does not have enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it does have to turn glucose into energy. Signs of hyperglycemia are great thirst, a dry mouth, and a need to urinate often. For people with insulin-dependent diabetes, hyperglycemia may lead to diabetic ketoacidosis.

Hyperosmolar Coma - A coma (loss of consciousness) related to high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood and requiring emergency treatment. A person with this condition is usually older and weak from loss of body fluids and weight. The person may or may not have a previous history of diabetes. Ketones (acids) are not present in the urine.
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Insulin - A hormone by the Pancreas. Insulin promotes glucose/sugar utilization and protein synthesis.

Pancreas - This is an elongated lobular shaped organ found in the abdomen starting from the first part of the small intestine.

Metabolism - A bio-chemical process through which energy consumption and energy production is carried out in cells.

Ketones - The end products of fat metabolism.

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Sairam60

Dear Sir Can we not avoid DIABETIC once effected to any person in their life time once due to un avoidable / unnon reasons.Pl help us by giving at least MINIMISING the problam and to protect the LIFE> Regards S S Rao

chandan199

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Shiv86

its have to be control now.means its time to act for diabetes.......by finding out a permanent cure from diabetes mellitus...

witchblade

I have been looking for a chart that has blood sugar levels. At each level there's a drawing, let's say a smile is on one level witch measures 6.2, but another drawing as a frown with the blood sugar level at 4.0.this scale of different level with a drawing filla in a sheet of 8.5 by 11 inches. this is a very good scale for everyone especially children. Thank You

hari4oct

actually diabetic is incured disease,but here at hyderabad POSITIVE HOMEOPATHY LAUNCHES DIABETIC CELL,THEY SAID TO ALL OF THE PATIENTS DIABETIC MUST CURED AFTER 4YRS,AND COLLECT THE PACKAGE MONEY FOR FOUR YEARS 40000/ LIKE THAT,BUT ALL VIEWERS THINK THAT,DIABETIC IS NOT A CURABLE DISEASE,DONT UNDER THEIR TRAP,IF THEY REALLY CURED THE DIABETIS ASKED THE GUARENTEE CERTIFICATE,OTHERWISE DONT GO THAT SIDE

venu1972

ALL DISEASES CAN BE CURED, ONLY THING IS, WE ARE STILL INCAPABLE TO FIND THE CORRECT METHOD TO CURE. IF WE ARE UNABLE TO CURE DISEASES, THEN OUR BASIC CONCEPT OF CAUSE OF DISEASES IF WRONG. ONCE OUR CONCEPT OF CAUSE OF DISEASE IS CORRECT WE AUTOMATICALLY GET THE WAYS TO CURE. THINK DEEPLY TO UNDERSTAND THESE WORDS.

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