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MODY Diabetes Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) was primarily the result of a defect in the beta cell function due to mutations in six genes. Therefore in all MODY forms insulin secretion is disturbed. Approximately one to two…

Type 3 Diabetes The term type 3 diabetes summarizes various forms of Diabetes Mellitus, which can not be clearly assigned to the “classical” foam  of Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes. Type 3 is usually based on a destruction…

Causes Of Type 2 Diabetes If a Type 2 diabetes arises, different causes or triggers come together. So far known factors are heredity, obesity and lack of exercise, insensitivity to insulin, impaired insulin secretion and impaired production of certain gut…

Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease, which leads to elevated blood glucose levels. The type 2 diabetes (diabetes) is the most common form of diabetes. It accounts for about 90 percent of all diabetes…

Diabetic Ketoacidosis The ketoacidosis is a dangerous metabolic derangement, which is triggered by insulin deficiency. Undetected and untreated, ketoacidosis can develop a life-threatening diabetic coma. Ketoacidosis occurs mainly in people with type 1 diabetes. The hormone insulin has the function…

Causes Of Type 1 Diabetes The causes of type 1 diabetes are known only partially. It is known that type 1 diabetes is a polygenic disease, in which many different genes are involved in the development. So far, more than…

Type 1 Diabetes The type 1 diabetes is a disorder of sugar metabolism, which is due to a malfunction of the pancreas. The body’s own antibodies (auto-antibodies) destroying their own insulin producing cells in the pancreas so too little or…

Diabetes Mellitus (also known as the “sugar disease”) is the collective term for a variety of disorders of the metabolism, whose main characteristic is chronic Hyperglycemia. Cause is either a defective insulin release from the beta cells of the pancreas…