Lab 18 - diabetes In type 2 diabetes there also is a steady...

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Julie W. Bentley-Sikes BIOL 2111K-08 Lab Report 18 The Disorder: Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. When you eat food, the body breaks down all of the sugars and starches into glucose, which is the basic fuel for the cells in the body. Insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can lead to diabetes complications. Endocrine Function Abnormality: The inability of pancreas cells to use insulin properly and efficiently leads to hyperglycemia and
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Unformatted text preview: diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, there also is a steady decline of beta cells that adds to the process of elevated blood sugars. Essentially, if someone is resistant to insulin, the body can, to some degree, increase production of insulin and overcome the level of resistance. After time, if production decreases and insulin cannot be released as vigorously, hyperglycemia develops. Treatment Options: • Blood sugar monitoring • Healthy eating • Regular exercise • Possibly, diabetes medication or insulin therapy...
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