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Practice nursing fundamentals - diabetes

Practice nursing fundamentals - diabetes


Paul Sheldon
DTC Primary Care Training Centre

Diabetes is defined as a state of chronic hyper-glycaemia. In the past the cause was put down to failure of the beta-cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin. This is the case in what is known as type 1 diabetes. However, in type 2 diabetes the beta-cells produce as much if not more insulin than in the non-diabetic, but it does not seem to work – the body seems to be "insulin-resistant".(1)

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