CURRENT MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES MELLITUS BY DR. EBARE C KELVINS

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OUTLINE

Definition

Epidemiology

Classification

Pathogenesis

Clinical features

Investigations

Diagnosis

Complications

Treatment

DIABETES MELLITUS – Definition

Group of metabolic disorders characterized by:

Hyperglycaemia due to

Deficiencies of Insulin action and/or secretion leading to

Disturbances in metabolism of:

Carbohydrate

Fat

Protein

Associated with long term damage, dysfunction and failure of various organs: Eyes, Kidneys, Nerves, Heart & blood vessels

In other words, failure of insulin secretion, action or both lead(s) to rise in blood glucose and other metabolic changes, which if uncorrected cause complications.

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