Management of diabetes and associated microvascular diseases

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Management of diabetes and associated microvascular diseases

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Lantern (2018), Ni Qing

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder in which the level of glucose (sugar) in an individual's blood becomes too high because the body cannot use it properly. There are two common forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is due to destruction of the insulin producing islet cells in the pancreas (islet of langerhans). Type 2 diabetes is due to relative lack of insulin after many years of increased insulin production by the pancreatic islets, and resistance to the action of insulin in many tissues of the body, especially in muscle. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination (polyuria), increased thirst (polydipsia), and increased hunger (polyphagia). If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney-disease, foot ulcers, and damage to the eyes.

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Lantern

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English

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issn

1449-2717

issue

1

page end

21

page start

16

volume

15

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