Understanding Diabetes: A Biochemical Perspective by R. F. Dods

By R. F. Dods

A transparent rationalization of the reason, analysis, and remedy of diabetes

Written for a wide diversity of readers, together with scholars, researchers, policymakers, well-being care services, and diabetes sufferers and caregivers, this publication explains the underlying biochemistry and body structure of diabetes mellitus. each one bankruptcy includes a word list that defines key words, a precis that highlights crucial recommendations mentioned in each one element of the bankruptcy, in addition to a suite of easy difficulties to aid readers achieve a richer and deeper realizing of diabetes, from its historical past to therapy options.

Understanding Diabetes starts off with an summary of the sickness, its all over the world incidence and price, and its connection to the worldwide weight problems epidemic. the writer then explores the heritage of diabetes, together with the 1st documented description of the sickness relationship again to 3400 BCE in historic Egypt. the following bankruptcy, A Glucose Metabolism Primer, units forth the pathways for the metabolism of glucose. subsequent, the e-book covers:

  • Regulation of glucose metabolism and glucose metabolism long past wrong
  • Diabetes category system
  • Diagnosis, together with present laboratory tests
  • Complications, equivalent to retinopathy, neuropathy, and cardiovascular disease
  • Hereditary transmission
  • Prevention and therapy, together with rising research

Although a medication has nonetheless now not been came across, this e-book demonstrates that researchers are carrying on with to make significant breakthroughs on all fronts within the struggle opposed to diabetes, together with a greater figuring out of its factors and a stronger skill to diagnose and deal with the disease.

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