Lecture 9- Diabetes - Lecture9:Diabetes 02/01/201015:20:00

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Lecture 9: Diabetes 02/01/2010 15:20:00 Beta Cells (from Pancreas) -> insulin -> receptors of adipose/muscle cells    ->  release glycogen or fat Low levels of insulin in the morning (~70 in normal) In diabetics level is elevated in the morning (~100 mg/100 ml) In diabetics, there are higher peaks of blood glucose Testing the Glucose Response Glucose Tolerance Test o Overnight fast o Drink a liter of glucose o Measure blood glucose over the next 1 to 2 hours Increase of diabetic cases in elderly over the past 30 years Higher cases in blacks and Hispanics Asians, diabetes is related to body weight  o expresses itself at lower body weight Types of Diabetes Type I – Juvenile Onset o Insulin Dependent
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o Beta Cells don't work o Begins in childhood o Rapid onset of symptoms Frequently follows a virus o Low occurrence in vegetarians
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Lecture 9- Diabetes - Lecture9:Diabetes 02/01/201015:20:00

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