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Chief Complaint Of Diabetes Mellitus

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Diabetes Mellitus Signs And Symptoms

There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes: About 5 to 10 percent of those with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. It's an autoimmune disease, meaning the body's own immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Patients with type 1 diabetes have very little or no insulin, and must take insulin everyday. Although the condition can appear at any age, typically it's diagnosed in children and young adults, which is why it was previously called juvenile diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes: Accounting for 90 to 95 percent of those with diabetes, type 2 is the most common form. Usually, it's diagnosed in adults over age 40 and 80 percent of those with type 2 diabetes are overweight. Because of the increase in obesity, type 2 diabetes is being diagnosed at younger ages, including in children. Initially in type 2 diabetes, insulin is produced, but the insulin doesn't function properly, leading to a condition called insulin resistance. Eventually, most people with type 2 diabetes suffer from decreased insulin production. Gestational Diabetes: Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy. It occurs more often in African Americans, Native American Continue reading >>

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  1. DiabeticSkater

    I have just noticed the label on the front of my Lantus Solostar box says "pens in use must not be stored in the refridgerator". What the hell does this mean?

  2. jallsop

    DiabeticSkater said:
    I have just noticed the label on the front of my Lantus Solostar box says "pens in use must not be stored in the refridgerator". What the hell does this mean? Mine says the same. It just means that unused pens must be stored in the fridge. Once used for the first time, they must no longer be kept there.
    Jackie

  3. DiabeticSkater

    But why can't they be stored in the fridge once being used?. I've always kept them in the fridge used or not.

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