Lecture 17, Endo 18BB

Hypoglycemia due to hypothalamus sensing low glucose

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Unformatted text preview: litus - Type II Complications of diabetes Hypoglycemia “insulin shock” – Patients being treated with insulin – Symptoms produced by » Activation of the sympathetic NS » Reduction in glucose delivery to the brain “neuroglycopenia” Dysfunction Endocrine Pancreas Dysfunction Diabetes Mellitus - Type II Symptoms of hypoglycemia Due to hypothalamus “sensing” low glucose Due levels levels – – – – – Tachycardia Headache Dizziness Irritability Fatigue Fatigue Dysfunction Endocrine Pancreas Dysfunction Diabetes Mellitus - Type II Complications of diabetes (continued) Diabetic neuropathies – – – Most common complication of diabetes Both type I and type II Cause - unknown » Suggested vascular and metabolic causes or combination of these these Dysfunction Endocrine Pancreas Dysfunction Diabetes Mellitus - Type II Complications of diabetes (continued) Diabetic neuropathies – Two stages » Sub-clinical Sub-clinical Peripheral nerve dysfunction is evidenced Slowed motor and sensory nerve conduction » Clinical Clinical Sensory deficits - clinically evident Dysfunction Endocrine Pancreas Dysfunction Diabetes Mellitus - Type II Diabetic neuropathies – Termed “dying back” neuropathy – Distal portions of neurons are affected – Later in the disease - severely damaged Dysfunction Endocrine Pancreas Dysfunction Diabetes Mellitus - Type II Diabetic neuropathies – Specific changes in neurons » Early disease Axonal degeneration of unmyelinated...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2013 for the course BIO 205 taught by Professor Dr.cady during the Spring '11 term at Bradley.

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