Posts Tagged ‘Diabetes’

Gestational diabetes

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Stomach & digestive systems conditions, Stomach conditions

(Diabetes, Gestational; GDM; Gestational Onset Diabetes Mellitus [GODM]; Glucose Intolerance During Pregnancy)

Gestational diabetes – Definition

Diabetes occurs when there is a higher level of glucose in the blood than is normal. Glucose comes from the breakdown of the food you eat. It travels through your body in the blood. A hormone called insulin then helps glucose move from your blood to your cells. Once glucose is in your cells, it can be used for energy. A problem making or using insulin means glucose cannot move into your cells. Instead, the glucose builds up in your blood. The build-up is called hyperglycemia.

Type 2 diabetes

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Stomach & digestive systems conditions, Stomach conditions

(Diabetes Mellitus Type 2; Insulin-Resistant Diabetes; Diabetes, Type 2)

Type 2 diabetes – Definition

Diabetes is a higher level of glucose in the blood than is normal. Glucose comes from the breakdown of the food you eat. It travels through your body in the blood. A hormone called insulin then helps glucose move from your blood to your cells. Once glucose is in your cells it can be used for energy. A problem making or using insulin means glucose can not move into your cells. Instead the glucose will build up in your blood.

Type 1 diabetes

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Stomach & digestive systems conditions, Stomach conditions

(Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus; Juvenile-Onset Diabetes; Ketosis-Prone Diabetes; “Brittle” Diabetes; Diabetes Mellitus Type 1; Diabetes, Type 1)

Type 1 diabetes – Definition

Diabetes is a higher level of glucose in the blood than is normal. Glucose travels through your body in the blood. A hormone called insulin then helps glucose move from your blood to your cells. Once glucose is in your cells it can be used for energy. A problem making or using insulin means glucose can not move into your cells. Instead the glucose will build up in your blood.