Essays Tagged: "Blood sugar"

Clinical Chemistry Tests in Medicine

is actually a collection of specially selected individual tests. With just a small amount of whole blood or serum, many body systems can be analyzed. Some of the more common screenings give informati ... the function of the kidneys, liver, and pancreas and about muscle and bone disease. There are many blood chemistry tests available to doctors. This paper covers the some of the more common tests.Bloo ...

(11 pages) 220 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

Diabetes: All about the desease, its causes, effects, treatments, and possible future treatments.

sed ability to use insulin. Insulin, the hormone produced by the beta cells in the pancreas, allows blood sugar (glucose) cells to be able to use blood sugar. This hormone is necessary for glucose to ... (glucose) cells to be able to use blood sugar. This hormone is necessary for glucose to go from the blood to the inside of the body cells. With inadequate insulin, glucose builds up in the bloodstream ...

(11 pages) 680 4 4.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

DIABETES

This disease is caused by defective carbohydrate metabolism. It causes largeamounts of sugar in the blood and urine. It can damage the kidneys, heart, eyes, limbs,and endanger pregnancy. About five pe ... tstarts to break down stored fat. With this people loose a lot of weight and they havefatigue. Your blood becomes acidic and respiration becomes abnormal. People usuallydie from diabetic coma until th ...

(1 pages) 97 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Diabetes

s a disease in which your body is unable to properly use and store glucose. Glucose backs up in the bloodstream causing your blood glucose or 'sugar' to rise too high.There are two major types of diab ... nd treated before they become serious.Also, people with diabetes need to learn how to monitor their blood sugars day-to-day at home using home blood sugar monitoring. This daily testing, which your di ...

(3 pages) 161 1 3.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The effects of Hypoglycemia.

Hypoglycemia is the exact opposite of diabetes. It affects the levels of glucose in the blood. While diabetes causes elevated blood glucose levels, hypoglycemia causes low blood glucose le ... d blood glucose levels, hypoglycemia causes low blood glucose levels. In hypoglycemia, the level of blood sugar reaches low levels, which causes a variety of symptoms depending on how quickly the leve ... om other people.The pancreas regulates the levels of glucose in the body. When there is a change in blood glucose levels, the pancreas releases one of two hormones, glucagon and insulin. When levels o ...

(3 pages) 42 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

A 35 minute essay on Homeostasis in living organisms

ns. This control is usually achieved by a system of negative feedback.Regulation of temperature and blood glucose levels in humans are two good examples of homeostasis. In the case of body temperature ... and therefore increased production of heat from the electron carrier chain and increased metabolism.Blood glucose level is monitored by the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. In these islets, the a ...

(3 pages) 61 0 2.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Diabetes.

Diabetes is a developmental disease, characterized by high blood glucose levels, causedby an improper functioning of the pancreas. The pancreas produces insuli ... le to produce insulin, or does not produce it effectively, it leadsto high levels of glucose in the blood, which causes health problems.The major risk factors for diabetes include:Being over 35, and t ... kground, or socio-economic status. Free testscreenings for diabetes are available, in the form of a blood glucose test from manychemists and community health centres at the present time. There are als ...

(4 pages) 128 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Basic paper on What Diabetes is.

little or no insulin, and is unable to lower the level of glucagon. Theglucagon accumulates in the blood, raising a persons blood sugar level. This is known ashigh blood sugar. When the blood sugar l ... thebody in urine as waste. Because most waste is removed from the body in urine, a personwith high blood sugar may go to the bathroom as often as his or her body gets rid of theextra glucose. If cell ...

(4 pages) 330 6 3.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Biology essay on feedback mechanisms

o ensure conditions within the body remain favourable. Examples of negative feedback are as follows.Blood glucose levelsThe receptors of the pancreas are responsible for monitoring the blood glucose l ... agons. The beta cells of the Islets of Langerhans release insulin when the levels of glucose in the blood is high. Insulin promotes the conversion of glucose into glycogen and this can be stored in th ...

(3 pages) 56 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Diabetes

with diabetes has one thing in common: Little or no ability to move sugar--or glucose--out of their blood into their cells, where it is the body's primary fuel. Everyone has glucose in their bl ... en we eat, the digestive process breaks down carbohydrates into glucose, which is absorbed into the blood in the small intestine. People who don't have diabetes rely on insulin, a hormone made ...

(5 pages) 245 1 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Diabetes

se called juvenile onset diabetes or type I diabetes, the pancreas produces too much glucose in the blood. These high glucose levels in the blood make the person more susceptible for a blockage to for ... ruation in women (Juvenile Onset Diabetes). Patients with diabetes have to monitor and manage their blood sugar very closely because without doing so they have a greater risk of severe medical complic ...

(4 pages) 124 1 4.2 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Go For a Walk!

ing this disease in an earlier time is better than facing it when it is there. Walking also lessens blood sugar. Some people try a lot of unusual things to drop their blood sugar. Why not try walking ...

(2 pages) 59 4 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Diabetes

each cell of our body comes from oxidizing, or burning, glucose. As the cells consume glucose, the blood sugar level drops. We eat food, carbohydrates and starches that are digested and metabolized i ... ydrates and starches that are digested and metabolized into glucose and the glucose then enters the blood stream. The pancreas senses the increase of blood sugar and it starts producing insulin. Gluco ...

(7 pages) 59 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Personal Diet and Activity Program

stay there longer, fiber slows digestion and absorption so that glucose (sugar) in food enters the bloodstream more slowly, which keeps blood sugar on a more even level, fiber is broken down in the c ... eeth, helping to regulate muscle contraction including the heartbeat, helping to make sure that our blood clots normally, it is also believed that calcium can help to lower high blood pressure and may ...

(5 pages) 79 0 4.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Diabetes

feed your cell, so if you eat a sandwich your body produces insulin to feed your cell and keep your blood sugar under control, in a diabetics case there body does not produce any insulin so as they ea ... o. There is a article about a pill that type two diabetics will take and it will help control their blood sugar levels. If this actually works that's a great success for diabetics, some people do not ...

(6 pages) 52 0 5.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Diabetes Case Study

rve damage. These complications areusually progressive and develop over time due to poor control of blood glucose levels. Highblood glucose levels cause a narrowing of all the vessels, blockage, and h ... ssure.This narrowing leads to poor perfusion of the body and the serious complications affecting theblood vessels of the heart (coronary heart disease), the extremities (peripheral vascular disease),t ...

(7 pages) 98 0 5.0 May/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Diabetes

abetes. 2007). When you eat, some of your food is broken down into glucose. Glucose travels in your blood to all your body cells, where it supplies energy. Insulin, made by your pancreas, helps glucos ... body cells, where it supplies energy. Insulin, made by your pancreas, helps glucose move from your blood into your cells. When insulin is not available, glucose stays in your bloodstream and cannot b ...

(3 pages) 39 0 5.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Coma

king. A coma can be caused by "trauma, bleeding, swelling affecting the brain. Inadequate oxygen or blood sugar and various poisons can also directly injure the brain to cause coma." Coma may come wit ... se certain restrictions. [1] For example, Jehovah's Witnesses require that organs be drained of any blood due to their interpretation of the disallowance of blood transfusion from the bible, and Musli ...

(11 pages) 630 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Causes and symptoms of varying types of diabetes

cases. Diabetes is a disease that is accompanied by high or below average levels of glucose in the blood. This is caused by a defect in insulin production where the pancreas produces little to no ins ... ng habits and obesity have more than doubled.The general symptoms of diabetes are varying levels of blood sugar. Higher blood sugar levels cause fluids to be pulled from the body tissue and lenses of ...

(2 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Diabetes

g head: DIABETESDiabetesDiabetesDiabetes is a common metabolic condition that results from elevated blood sugar levels. Diabetes is medically described as diabetes mellitus. This condition is known to ... usually described as a combination of many diseases that eventually causes individuals to have high blood sugar (Parsaik et al., 2010).High blood sugar is attributable to inadequate production of the ...

(10 pages) 6 0 0.0 May/2013

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology