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    In type II diabetes, insulin is produced but is nonfunctional. These patients are described as “starving in a sea of plenty,” because their blood glucose levels are high, but none of the glucose is transported into the cells. Describe how this leads to malnutrition.

    Insulin stimulates the uptake of glucose into the cells. In diabetes, the insulin does not function properly; therefore, the blood glucose is unable to be transported across the cell membrane for processing. These patients are unable to process the glucose in their blood and therefore must rely on other sources of fuel. If the disease is not controlled properly, this inability to process the glucose can lead to starvation states even though the patient is eating.

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is vomiting part of digestive problem..?
Armel Reply
yh is GIT dysfunction
What are the main types of a fingerprint?
Duku Reply
what are the branches of anatomy
Mayquin Reply
1.Gross anatomy (further subdivided into surface anatomy' regional anatomy and systematic anatomy). 2.Microscopic anatomy (further subdivided into catology and histology). 3.Embryology 4.Dissection
please may I know the 16 parts of the heart?
stereotypes hmm, any?
Duku Reply
please help me to understand the concept very well
please tell me the stereotyping
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well we guide you but still I have not it's whole concept about this
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describe haversian system
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3 types: thermoregukation, osmoregulation, chemical regulation
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Christopher Reply
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Janet Reply
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difference between axial and appendicular skeleton
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function of appendicular skeleton
appendicular skeleton
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Jonathan Reply
structure and function
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