Overview Of Diabetes Type I

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OVERVIEW OF DIABETES TYPE I

What is diabetes type I?

In order to understand the disease we firstly need to know about insulin. Insulin is a
hormone. The role of insulin is to convert the food we eat into various useful substances,
discarding everything that is wasteful.

It is the job of insulin to see that the useful substances are put to best use for our
well-being. The useful substances are used for building cells, are made ready for immediate
expenditure as energy and also stored for later energy expenditure.

The cause of diabetes is an absolute or lack of the hormone insulin. As a result of this
lack of insulin the processes that involve converting the foods we eat into various useful
substances does not... View More »

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This is to help make our organs,
muscles, bones and arteries more efficient and better equipped to fight against the disease
or illness. This is our way of counter attacking. And if we are still healthy then we
reduce the chances ofgetting an illness or a disease.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DIABETES (EPIDEMIOLOGY)

Recently insulin injections have become available to dependant patients. However in the
pre-insulin era physical exercise was one ofthe few therapies available to physicians in
combating diabetes.

For an IDDM carrier to benefit from exercise they need to be well aware of their body and
the consequences of exercising.

If an IDDM carrier has no real control over their situation and just exercise without
considering their diet, time of insulin intake, type of exercise, duration of the exercise
and the intensity, then the results can be very hazardous to the patient.

In the first journal article that I used for this part of the research (Sutton 1981) had
conducted an investigation on "drugs used in metabolic disorders". The article is designed
to provide some background information on previous beliefs and research conducted early
this century. As well as his own investigations conducted during the beginning of the
1980's. He has compared the results and came to the same conclusion as the investigations
done early in this century.


Sutton's findings show that decrease in blood glucose following an insulin injection was
magnified when the insulin was followed by physical activity/exercise (see figure 1). This
shows that if a person gets ...

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