Outline of diabetes
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to diabetes mellitus (diabetes insipidus not included below) :
Diabetes mellitus – group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond properly to the insulin that is produced, a condition called insulin resistance. The resultant high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger).
- 1 What type of thing is diabetes mellitus?
- 2 Types of diabetes mellitus
- 3 Signs and symptoms of diabetes
- 4 Causes of diabetes
- 5 Related conditions
- 6 Preventing diabetes
- 7 Treating diabetes
- 8 History of diabetes
- 9 Persons influential in relation to diabetes
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
What type of thing is diabetes mellitus?
Diabetes can be described as a:
Types of diabetes mellitus
- Prediabetes (mellitus–
- Main types of diabetes:
- Diabetes mellitus type 1 – disease that results in autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas.
- Diabetes mellitus type 2 – metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose in the context of insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency.
- Disease of affluence – type 2 diabetes is one of the "diseases of affluence", which include mostly chronic non-communicable diseases for which personal lifestyles and societal conditions associated with economic development are believed to be important risk factors.
- Gestational diabetes – Gestational diabetes, is a temporary condition that is first diagnosed during pregnancy. Like type 1 and type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become too high. It involves an increased risk of developing diabetes for both mother and child.
- Other types of diabetes:
Signs and symptoms of diabetes
- Symptoms of prediabetes – prediabetes typically has no distinct signs or symptoms. Patients should monitor for signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes mellitus (see below).
Signs and symptoms of Type II diabetes mellitus
Symptoms of type II diabetes mellitus include:
- Constant hunger
- Unexplained weight loss
- Weight gain
- Flu-like symptoms, including weakness and fatigue
- Blurred vision
- Slow healing of cuts or bruises
- Tingling or loss of feeling in hands or feet
- Recurring gum or skin infections
- Recurring vaginal or bladder infections
- Acetone odor during diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
Causes of diabetes
Causes of diabetes mellitus type 1
Causes of diabetes mellitus type 2
Preventing diabetes mellitus type 1
Currently, there is no known way to prevent diabetes mellitus type 1.
Preventing diabetes mellitus type 2
- Maintaining a healthy weight –
- Proper nutrition –
- Regular physical exercise – in addition to helping to maintain a healthy weight, sufficient vigorous physical exercise increases cells' sensitivity to insulin, and can thus prevent and possibly revert insulin resistance.
- Medication – specific medications have been shown to be able to prevent type 2 diabetes. However, the disease can often be delayed through proper nutrition and regular exercise.
Low-carbohydrate dietary programs
- Atkins diet
- William Banting
- Richard K. Bernstein
- Diabetic diet (low-carb)
- CarbSmart ice cream products
- Ketogenic diet
- Low-glycemic index diet
- Meatatarian - all meat diet, generally not recommended by nutritionists.
- Montignac diet
- No-carbohydrate diet
- Pritikin diet
- Shirataki noodles
- South Beach Living
- Stillman diet
- Sugar Busters!
- Gary Taubes
- Zone diet
History of diabetes
History of diabetes influence
Persons influential in relation to diabetes
- Paul Langerhans
- Joseph von Mering
- Oskar Minkowski
- Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer
- Frederick Banting
- Charles Herbert Best
- James Collip
- Harold Percival Himsworth
- "Can Diabetes be Cured Naturally? - Diabetes Destroyer Review". Diabetes Destroyer Review. 2014-07-17. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
- "Can Diabetes be Cured Naturally? | New Research to Cure Type 2 Diabetes- Start Reversing Today". curetype2diabetes.cf. Retrieved 2016-10-23.
- "Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus". Retrieved 2008-08-04.
- Mayo Clinic Diabetes: "Prediabetes". . Accessed Jan. 27, 2009.
- Raina Elley C, Kenealy T (December 2008). "Lifestyle interventions reduced the long-term risk of diabetes in adults with impaired glucose tolerance". Evid Based Med. 13 (6): 173. doi:10.1136/ebm.13.6.173. PMID 19043031.
- Jamie Oliver's 2010 TED Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/765
- Canada's Health Food Guide, Reference Page: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php