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C E L L P O R T F O L I O

Diabetes
disease of metabolic disorders; person having abnormally high glucose
levels in the blood
Temchulla Pd 6 May 2009

How is diabetes caused? Symptoms of diabetes


It occurs when the pancreas Some symptoms of
doesn’t make enough if any diabetes are: weight gain
insulin or when the produced or loss, increased thirst
insulin doesn’t work. This with profuse urination,
causes the level of glucose in and blurred vision. These
the blood to increase and are only a few but the
become too high. most common symptoms.
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Cell Process
After the stomach changes food into glucose, it enters the bloodstream. From there, the pancreas makes little
ineffective or no insulin. If there is any insulin made, it enters the bloodstream. Glucose then gets built up in the
bloodstream which causes glucose levels to rise.
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Problems with homeostasis diseases_images/diabetes1.jpg

Cell Parts When body parts are not


interacting correctly with one
Cell parts are necessary for
another, adjustments are needed.
the correct functioning of the
If long term adjustments are
cell otherwise diseases such
needed, such as the ones in
as diabetes occur. When a diabetes because of the insulin,
cell doesn’t have its psychological effects could occur
necessary parts, like the for a lifetime.
nucleus, to make or function
Understanding
the way it should is when, in
example, effective insulin is Diabetes requires an insulin
shot to keep from glucose
not produced.
levels getting too high because
of the pancreatic process of
making insulin.

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