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Diabetes Mellitus And Cognition In Nursing Homes 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Cognition in Nursing Homes Today, Diabetes Mellitus is a growing concern to the health care system. The disease is characterized by either low levels of the hormone insulin or from abnormal resistance to insulin's effects along with inadequate levels of insulin secretion to balance. There are three types of diabetes mellitus; type one, type two and gestational. Type one diabetes is due to an autoimmune damage of the beta cells in the pancreas. Type two diabetes is caused by an insulin resistance in the target tissues of the body. This resistance creates a need for abnormally high amounts of insulin and the disease results when the beta cells are unable to meet this high demand. Gestational diabetes is comparable to type two diabetes because it involves insulin resistance; the hormones of pregnancy cause insulin opposition in women genetically predisposed to this condition. Diabetes is present in all ages of people and all regions of the world; however, type two usually develops later in life and therefore has a large effect upon the elderly community. Type two diabetes is the second most common pharmaceutical drug treated condition found in nursing homes today. Diabetes can cause many acute and well as chronic complications to the body. Acute conditions include; diabetic ketoacidosis, nonketotic hyperosmolar coma, hypoglycemia, hypotension, dehydration and seizures. Diabetes also can lead to many other serious chronic conditions such as; vascular disease, microangiopathy, diabetic
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course NS 27O taught by Professor Kris during the Spring '08 term at Fairfield.

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