The main source of energy in your body cells that make up muscles and other tissue is Glucose, a sugar.
- Glucose is derived from foods you ingest and is stored in your liver as glycogen.
- Glucose is absorbed into the bloodstream and with the assistance of insulin, enters cells
- Your liver also makes glucose
- To keep your glucose levels within normal range, your liver will break down glycogen to glucose and send it into the bloodstream. This might occur if you haven’t eaten for a while, for instance, overnight.
This process in the normal way in which your body maintains a normal blood sugar level (Mayo Clinic, 2018)
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Diabetic Mellitus (DM) is an endocrine condition that involves the inability of the body to regulate glucose in the system consequently affecting the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and protein. The table below shows interesting facts about the different types of DM for clarification. (Braun et al 2017, & Klandorf et al 2013). DM Type 2 will be the focus of this entire discussion.
|DM Classification (Types)
|Insulin Dependent DM (Type 1)
||Childhood – Puberty. Peak= 10-14yrs old, increases in adulthood
||Insulin Deficit due to inability to produce insulin
|Non-Insulin Dependent DM (Type 2)
||Adulthood with Peak period at 45 years old and increasing under 45 years old
||Insulin resistance or impaired inability of the tissue to use insulin in response to the body’s needs.
||Pregnancy and peaks at the 5th or 6th-month gestation.
||Inability to make additional Insulin that is needed during pregnancy.
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