Diabetes Mellitus

A disease of metabolism characterized by the body’s inability to produce enough insuline to process carbohydrates,fat,and protein efficiently.Non insuline dependent diabetes mellitus is most prevalent  among obese adults.

Body parts involved:
Islets cells of the pancreas that produce insulin.
All body cells that need insulin to convert food into chemicals the body  can use.
Signs & Symptoms
  1. Fatigue
  2. Excess thirst
  3. Increased appetite
  4. Frequent urination
  5. Decreased resistance to infection,especially urinary tract infections and yeast infections of the skin, mouth or vagina.
Causes
Insufficient insulin produced by the pancreas to sustain normal function of body cells .
Interference with insuline utilization in body cells for unknown reasons.
Risk increases with
  1. Obesity in adults
  2. Stress
  3. Pregnancy
  4. Use of certain drugs,including oral contraceptives,thiazide diuretics,cortisone or phenytoin
  5. Family history of diabetes mellitus.
How to prevent
  1. Control your weight to avoid becoming obese.Lose weight to a normal level maintain your ideal weight.
  2. Maintaining a regular exercise program may help prevent to delay NIDDM.
  3. Activity
  4. No restrictions,regular daily exercise is an important part of controlling diabetes.
  5. Diet
  6. A special diet will be necessary to reduce weight,limit refined carbohydrates,protein and fat and increase fiber.
Common Clinical Features
  1. Increased Thirst
  2. Polyurea
  3. Nocturia
  4. Polydipsia
  5. Loss of weight
  6. Impotence
  7. Libido
  8. Pruritus vulva
  9. Pain in Limbs
  10. Paraesthesia 
  11. Myopia
  12. Glycosuria
  13. Fulminating ketoacidosis with complications.

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