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By R. F. Dods

A transparent rationalization of the reason, analysis, and remedy of diabetes

Written for a wide diversity of readers, together with scholars, researchers, policymakers, wellbeing and fitness care companies, and diabetes sufferers and caregivers, this publication explains the underlying biochemistry and body structure of diabetes mellitus. every one bankruptcy encompasses a word list that defines keywords, a precis that highlights crucial thoughts mentioned in each one component to the bankruptcy, in addition to a suite of straightforward difficulties to assist readers achieve a richer and deeper knowing of diabetes, from its historical past to remedy options.

Understanding Diabetes starts off with an outline of the affliction, its around the world incidence and value, and its connection to the worldwide weight problems epidemic. the writer then explores the background of diabetes, together with the 1st documented description of the ailment courting again to 3400 BCE in historic Egypt. the subsequent bankruptcy, A Glucose Metabolism Primer, units forth the pathways for the metabolism of glucose. subsequent, the e-book covers:

  • Regulation of glucose metabolism and glucose metabolism long past wrong
  • Diabetes type system
  • Diagnosis, together with present laboratory tests
  • Complications, comparable to retinopathy, neuropathy, and cardiovascular disease
  • Hereditary transmission
  • Prevention and therapy, together with rising research

Although a treatment has nonetheless no longer been came upon, this ebook demonstrates that researchers are carrying on with to make significant breakthroughs on all fronts within the struggle opposed to diabetes, together with a greater knowing of its factors and a more robust skill to diagnose and deal with the disease.

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