Six Acute Complications in Diabetes

Acute complications: Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemia, Hypoglycemia, Diabetic coma, Respiratory infections and Periodontal disease Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition in which uncontrolled hyperglycemia (usually due to complete lack of insulin or a relative deficiency of insulin) over time creates a build up of ketones (acidic waste products) in the blood. Low insulin levels … Read more

Frederick Banting Diabetes

Frederick Banting Diabetes is a chronic disorder in which the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin. Insulin is an important hormone for the metabolism of sugar in the body. When the pancreas fails to provide the body with insulin, these sugar build up in the blood stream. Therefore, the body can’t use the food energy ingested … Read more

The Diagnosis Of Diabetes

Diabetes is rapidly becoming a national epidemic. An estimated eighteen million Americans have diabetes and the number is growing, especially among children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between 1990 and 1998, the incidence of diabetes rose by 70% in the population aged 30-39, by 40% among those 40-49, and by … Read more

Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

The information contained in the Rare Disease Database is provided for educational purposes only. It should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes. If you wish to obtain more information about this disorder, please contact your personal physician and/or the agencies listed in the “Resources” section of this report. Insulin-dependent Diabetes is a disorder … Read more