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Diabetes Mellitus

Vocabulary for Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus A disorder in carbohydrate metabolism.
Hypoglycemia low blood sugar
Hyperglycemia High blood sugar.
Ketone A by product of fat metabolism.
Ketonuria Ketones
Polyuria Excessive Urination
Polydipsia Excessive Thirst
Polyphasia Excessive Hunger
Pancreas Produces glycogen and insulin.
Glycogen Increase glucose levels in the blood.
Insulin Decreases glucose levels in the blood.
S/S of Hyperglycemia Excessive Urination, Excessive Thirst, Excessive Eating, Hunger, Dry Skin
S/S of Hypoglycemia Irratible, Hunger, Confusion, Headache
Groups at risk for Diabetes Mellitus Over 30, Family History, Hispanic, Native American, African American, Obese
DM Diabetes Mellitus
Glycouria Sugar in the urine.
Long Term Effects of Diabetes Blindness, Poor Circulation, Stroke, Heart Disease, Amputations
Created by: kgiles