Essays Tagged: "Beta cell"

Glucose regulation

mes from glucose. Cells take up the glucose through insulin this is secreted by the Islet B cells (β cells). When the cells do not secrete enough insulin the body cannot take up the glucose prope ... y does to counter act this. As you can see when you eat a meal the glucose levels rise and the body beta cells counteract this change.Diabetic people will have to monitor their own blood glucose level ...

(4 pages) 78 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Diabetes Mellitus.

r parts of the body, which it reaches through the bloodstream. It's produced solely by specialized (beta) cells within the pancreas gland. The stimulus to the pancreas that causes it to release insuli ... mmune system. Samples taken from the pancreas of people with type 1 Diabetes Mellitus show that the beta cells of the Islets of Langerhans have been progressively destroyed by attack from the cells th ...

(11 pages) 165 0 4.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Juvenile Diabetes

an appear at any age.IDDM results when the immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. The attack results in a pancreas that produces little or no insulin and ... M.Giving the difficulty of transplanting the entire pancreas, implanting just the insulin producing beta cells, called islets, seems to be more effective. What's exciting about islet cell transplants ...

(5 pages) 65 1 3.9 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

College Application

en many medical advancements dealing with this disease such as insulin inhalers, insulin pumps, and beta cell transplants. These certain alternatives make it easier for a diabetic to live as a normal ... need for me to take classes in genetic engineering. I would have to learn everything possible about beta cell transplants. Once this is done I could work towards testing them and maybe even finding a ...

(1 pages) 709 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Diabetes Mellitus

oesn't produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is produced by specialized cells (beta cells) of the pancreas. (The pancreas is a deep-seated organ in the abdomen located behind the ... , Type (1) one diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's own immune system attacks the beta cells in the Islets of Langerhans of the pancreas, destroying them or damaging them sufficientl ...

(8 pages) 96 0 4.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The author of this essay will be discussing a patient with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

tes suffer from type 2, (Burden, 2003a). Type 1 diabetes is characterised by the destruction of the Beta cells. The Islets of Langerhans within the pancreas contain two types of cells, Alpha cells and ... pancreas contain two types of cells, Alpha cells and Beta cells. Alpha cells secrete glucagons and Beta cells secrete insulin hormone. Patients with type 1 diabetes do not have this insulin productio ...

(12 pages) 102 1 3.0 May/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Quantitative Analysis

Figure adapted from: Linear correlation between beta-cell mass and body weight throughout the lifespan in Lewis rats: role of beta-cell hyperplasia ... graph and the above linear regression equation, calculate the predicted body weight of a rat if the Beta Cell Mass is 10.1 mg..Answer: The linear association depicted in the graph shows a direct posit ... .Answer: The linear association depicted in the graph shows a direct positive relationship between β-cell mass and body weight. That is, there will greater β-cell mass for excessive body wei ...

(3 pages) 48 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

C-peptide as a Means of Measuring Insulin

ery One C-peptide produced, there is an equal amount of insulin molecule produced in the pancreatic beta cell when pro insulin splits into insulin. Therefore knowing the amount of urinary C-peptide (U ... ne process that often starts in early childhood and involves the almost complete destruction of the beta cells ( involved in the production of insulin) over time. Eventually, little or no insulin (and ...

(3 pages) 1506 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Science Essays

Stem Cell Therapy in Diabetes

2 diabetes which is characterised by insulin resistance as well as reduced secretion of insulin by beta cells. Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin and islet cell transplantation however there is ... und in their organs which can be seen in fig.1. Which are being studied to produce fully functional beta cells, able to produce insulin in response to glucose providing a means of treating diabetes. A ...

(6 pages) 30 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects