What is Insulin? Insulin’s Role in Diabetes Mellitus

What is Insulin? Insulin’s Role in Diabetes MellitusThe insulin hormone seems to play first fiddle in diabetes disease, both for type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. It also have much attention and mentioning in various articles on diabetes dietology. So what is it and how is it connected to diabetes mellitus disease?

Look what I’ve found about it. Insulin is a hormone. “What is hormone?” was my immediate question. Here it is. Hormone is organic substance that is produced in one part of the multicellular organism and is able to exert effects on other, sometimes far distant, parts of the same organism. Hormones regulate a variety of physiological activities concerned with growth, maintenance, and reproduction of a constant internal environment (so called homeostasis). That is according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Dry and to the point. For my understanding hormones is a small very useful nuts and bolts produced in one place to make some useful work in another place in my body, ultimately working for harmony and status quo inside my precious organism! Right? I am confident you will find lots of useful information on insulin subject and diabetes when you’ll check out links to to right. Please come back to me afterwards or just hit “Ctrl+D” to add me to your Bookmarks. Thank you very much! Without you my place would be empty. :-)

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Diabetes Mellitus. What Are You? – Part 2

Let me continue, my friends. Many people are just don’t know that they have diabetes. According to scientific research it was estimated that more than six million Americans had UNdiagnosed diabetes disease. Think of it for a moment! OK, maybe I am fat, a little bit, but who cares as long as my neighbor is bigger? Right? And sure I can’t run couple of miles, I just don’t want to. Right? Wrong! :-) The diabetes disease is usually discovered when there are typical symptoms and a clearly high blood sugar level. By the way, normal blood sugar level is no more than 200 milligrams per decilitre in a daytime. Occasionally a more detailed test is required of oral glucose for accurate diagnosis.

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Diabetes Mellitus. What Are You? – Part 1

According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, diabetes is one of the most common and tough endocrine diseases. In its worst forms diabetes mellitus results from insufficient body production of the pancreatic hormone insulin. A more easy form of the diabetes, which usually develops in middle-aged overweight adults who doesn’t move much (Yes, it could be about you if you are “couch potato”!) results from an inability to utilize insulin effectively.

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