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Monday, April 28, 2008

DIABETES MELLITUS

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ELEVATED BLOOD GLUCOSE

Diabetes Mellitus

When the pancreas produces insufficient insulin or no insulin at all, Diabetes Mellitus results. This is because insulin is responsible in maintaining the normal blood glucose levels by several processes that allow the body’s tissues to absorb glucose and utilize it as energy or store it for future use.

Diabetes Mellitus is characterized by what is called the classical triad, or the three P's - polyuria, polydyipsia and polyphagia. Other symptoms also are hyperglycemia and glycosuria among others. This condition can affect several organs in the body.
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