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Diagnosis And Classification Of Diabetes Mellitus

Go to: DEFINITION AND DESCRIPTION OF DIABETES MELLITUS— Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. The chronic hyperglycemia of diabetes is associated with long-term damage, dysfunction, and failure of various organs, especially the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, and blood vessels. Several pathogenic processes are involved in the development of diabetes. These range from autoimmune destruction of the β-cells of the pancreas with consequent insulin deficiency to abnormalities that result in resistance to insulin action. The basis of the abnormalities in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism in diabetes is deficient action of insulin on target tissues. Deficient insulin action results from inadequate insulin secretion and/or diminished tissue responses to insulin at one or more points in the complex pathways of hormone action. Impairment of insulin secretion and defects in insulin action frequently coexist in the same patient, and it is often unclear which abnormality, if either alone, is the primary cause of the hyperglycemia. Symptoms of marked hyperglycemia include po Continue reading >>

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  1. Bright_Angel

    What criteria is used to define "Uncontrolled" Diabetes?

    I am new here-and this is something I deal with, even though i use a combination of injectable/oral meds for Type 2 diabetes. No two people or specialists seem to agree?

  2. MAYS

    Welcome to the family!
    If you are taking prescription medications, monitoring and managing your diet and exercising yet your blood glucose numbers are somewhat erratic in spite of this, you may have what is termed "Brittle Diabetes" many people believe that it can only occur in type 1 diabetics but that is not true, it can also occur in type 2 diabetics.

  3. draco59

    I've been a type 2 for almost 7 yrs. now, very controlled. I've also been a MLT for over 30 yrs, I've seen sugars as low as 5 and as high as over 750 (machine only went that high. So an uncontrolled diabetic is where you can't keep your sugar in the range that the doctors were set, but in the last 5 to 10 yrs, they started using A1C, all recommendations are it around 6. But that depends on the person. What meds are you on? I started seeing an Endocrinologist in March of last year. He's worked wonders, I've lost 60 lbs and on half my blood pressure meds and just on Victoza (injectable) once a day, my sugars run between about 75 to close to 170, depending on what I eat and what time…
    Hope I was able to help at least a little…
    Have a wonderful evening :)

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