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    A Pamphlet: Learning about Diabetes

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    Details: You work in the office of an endocrinologist. He has asked you to develop a draft of an initial patient education brochure about diabetes. He has jotted some notes, handed them to you, and asked you to make them patient friendly.

    Learning about Diabetes

    (Describe briefly what body system the pancreas is a part of and how it works to produce insulin.)

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    Learning about Diabetes

    In our body, we have a pancreas, which is close to the stomach. It is a part of the endocrine system. We produce many hormones and in this organ, insulin is produced, to help our body use the sugar we eat. Sometimes we have more insulin than we can use or we do not produce enough. The excess sugar in the blood is not healthy.

    Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and is the result of more serious complications that can lead to kidney problems, heart ...

    Solution Summary

    Systems of the body relating to diabetes, as well as types of diabetes are discussed.