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Unformatted text preview: properly. 95% of all diabetcs are over age 20. Causes= excess body fat, inactivity and genetics. Roles of Insulin: 1. Insulin: a hormone essential for processing glucose in the body. It is produced within the pancreas. Role #1: to move glucose from the blood to the cells of the body where it is used for energy. Role #2: to convert excess glucose to glycogen, stored as an energy reserve in the liver and muscles. Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes; o Type 1 Diabetes: Sudden and dramatic onset of symptoms such as: Fatigue, abnormal hunger and thirst, frequent urination, and weight loss. Life threatening complications include diabetic coma and insulin reaction. -Type 2 diabetes:-Onset of symptoms are more gradual....
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course HS 1 at San Jose State University .