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What next for diabetes mellitus?
What next for diabetes mellitus?

Author(s): Bożena Witek, Danuta Rochon-Szmejchel, Agnieszka Kamińska
Subject(s): Health and medicine and law
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: diabetes; insulin; glucagon

Summary/Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease, characterized by an increased concentration of glucose in blood, accompanied by disordered metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins resulting from insufficient secretion or action of insulin. Diabetes is a chronic disease which generally afflicts its sufferers until the end of their lives. The continuous progress in the treatment and, above all, prevention of diabetes has become a significant factor which might contribute to reducing the incidence of different groups of concurrent complications. The manifold aspects of the significance of diabetes as a problem, which is not solely of a metabolic nature, inclines researchers to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the disease. The multifactorial and comprehensive prevention and treatment of diabetes through, among other things, adequate pharmacological intervention, might significantly reduce the risk for its numerous multi-organ complications, but also the risk of patient’s death.

  • Issue Year: VI/2016
  • Issue No: I
  • Page Range: 6-19
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English