Diabetes By:cristian colin

What exactly is diabetes? Well diabetes is a disorder in which the hormone insulin is diminished because the high levels of the levels of glucose in the body over exceeds the amount that a body should normally contain.

Symptoms of diabetes: excessive thirst, constant urge to urinate, fatigue, weight loss, blurred vision, slow healing, weight gain, excess sleep.

Causes of diabetes: Well there are two types of diabetes there is type one and type two diabetes; type one diabetes is caused by the immune system destroying the cells in the pancreas that produce the hormone insulin. type two diabetes is caused by by more factors such as your life style, some say by your genetics, or unlike type one, type two produces insulin just not enough, or your body just doesn't respond positively to insulin which is called insulin resistance.

Cures/treatments: At the moment there is no permanent cure for diabetes, but there are treatments for diabetes such as controlling your blood sugar levels by dieting, oral medications, exercising, eating healthy,maintaining a healthy weight,therapy, or just buying some insulin(its temporary).

Disease/Disorder Details: Diabetes in Pregnancy Differs from One Woman to Another, its not just genes that can alone increase our chances to contract the disorder:it is also our environment that we live in, diabetes causes more severe damage to children's kidneys than the kidneys within an adult. There is this new enzyme that allows for more insulin to be produced and released within the body.

Pancreas: The gland located behind the stomach, and secrets to the lower intestine and stomach to help further break down food. Also secretes insulin into the bloodstream to control the body's glucose levels.

Physical description (divisions, parts, appearance, size): the pancreas has four parts to in the skinny end of it is called the tail, the part next to the tail is called the body and next to the body is the neck and finally the biggest part is called the head.

Functions of the Pancreas: Releases enzymes that digest fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids.,produces alkaline fluid to neutralize acidic chyme in the small intestine.

Hormonal secretions: Insulin(regulates glucose in bloodstream), Glucagon(assists insulin maintain normal glucose levels by working in the opposite way of insulin), and Gastrin(aids by digesting;by stimulating certain cells in the stomach produce acid).

Interesting facts: When the pancreas releases the hormones insulin:it's released after you eat or just when you have too much sugar in you, when your glucose levels are low the pancreas releases the hormone glucagon. which makes the liver release sugars to keep your brain and other sugar depended organs happy.


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