Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It is also responsible for substantial reductions in quality of life and it is associated with significant morbidity and high mortality rates. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels). A quick comparison of the two types: • Type 1 is an autoimmune disorder that kills pancreatic beta cells, resulting in insulin deficiency – it can be treated with insulin. • Type 2 is associated with impaired response to insulin – adding more insulin doesn’t help. It is usually onset > 30 years of age, associated with obesity, variable plasma levels of insulin, islet cells are smaller than usual for unknown reasons, no ketoacidosis is observed, currently ~95% of U.S. diabetics and its prevalence is rising.
Related Journals of Biochemistry of Diabetes
Diabetes Case Reports, Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Diabetes & Practice, Journal of Diabetes Medication & Care, Journal of Diabetic Complications & Medicine, Diabetes, Journal of Diabetes Investigation Australia, Diabetes Therapy United States, International Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism United Arab Emirates, Journal of the Japan Diabetes Society Japan, Nutrition and Diabetes United Kingdom, International Journal of Diabetes Mellitus Netherlands, Journal of Diabetes Research United States.