Chapter 1. Understanding Diabetes

  1. Paula Holt

Published Online: 6 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470749746.ch1

Diabetes in Hospital: A Practical Approach for Healthcare Professionals

Diabetes in Hospital: A Practical Approach for Healthcare Professionals

How to Cite

Holt, P. (2009) Understanding Diabetes, in Diabetes in Hospital: A Practical Approach for Healthcare Professionals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470749746.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470723548

Online ISBN: 9780470749746

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • diabetes mellitus;
  • pancreas;
  • exocrine function;
  • endocrine pancreas;
  • islet of langerhans;
  • insulin;
  • endoplasmic reticulum;
  • C-peptide;
  • amino acids

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Aims of the chapter

  • What is diabetes?

  • History of diabetes and insulin

  • Anatomy and physiology in the absence of diabetes

  • Insulin

  • Glucagon

  • Classification of diabetes

  • Type 1 diabetes

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Signs and symptoms of diabetes

  • Making a diagnosis

  • Conclusion