• How Credits (KCr.) are Awarded.

    Simply share and discuss to earn more credits which can be claimed as airtime or cash through Mpesa.

    These are the activities that help you earn credits.

    Happy Listing!

DIABETES (DM)

Currently reading:
DIABETES (DM)

Yooh

Member
KCr.
1.00
Welcome to my page ,we will be talking about diabetes (sukari )
DEFINITION

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by sustained elevated blood glucose (hyperglycaemia) resulting from defects in insulin secretion, action
or both. Diabetes, if not well controlled leads to serious complications, resulting in
multiple diseases or disorders that affect multiple body organs resulting to increased
morbidity and premature death.
 

Yooh

Member
KCr.
1.00
Welcome to my page ,we will be talking about diabetes (sukari )
DEFINITION

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by sustained elevated blood glucose (hyperglycaemia) resulting from defects in insulin secretion, action
or both. Diabetes, if not well controlled leads to serious complications, resulting in
multiple diseases or disorders that affect multiple body organs resulting to increased
morbidity and premature death.
Signs and symptoms
Excessive thirst ,weight loss,blurred vision,mood changes ,polyuria ,tiredness ,acetone smell, vomiting,coma ,shock , dehydration , decreased level of consciousness.
 

Yooh

Member
KCr.
1.00
So when do we say a person has diabetes
1.when random blood sugar is >11.1mmol/l
2.when fasting blood sugar is >7.0mmol/l
 

Yooh

Member
KCr.
1.00
Types of diabetes and their characteristics.
1.type 1 diabetes -Most commonly results from autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic
beta cells leading to absolute insulin deficiency. Insulin is required for
survival.
May present from 6 m onths of a ge b ut usually p resents in c hildhood,
adolescence and young adults. Occasionally Type 1 Diabetes may present
at a later age and this is referred to as Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in
Adults (LADA).
2.Type 2 diabetes:
Characterized by progressive loss of b-cell insulin secretion frequently on the background of insulin resistance. It is the most common type of diabetes.
More common among adults but is increasingly being diagnosed in a
younger population due to overweight/obesity. Many patients withType 2 diabetes are asymptomatic.
3.gestational diabetes mellitus
Diabetes diagnosed in the second or third trimester in a woman who was
previously not known to have diabetes.
It is often asymptomatic, and has to be screened for.
Associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, especially if urecognized and untreated.
It usually resolves after delivery.
4.Other types of Diabetes
These are less common and include genetic disorders, infections, and
diseases of the exocrine pancreas (pancreatitis, Ca pancreas),
endocrinopathies (thyrotoxicosis, Cushing’s syndrome, acromegaly,) .
 
Top