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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

    Our pancreas is close to the stomach. It's a part of the endocrine system. Our body produces many hormones and in this organ, insulin is produced. It helps our body use the sugar we ingest. Some people have more insulin than can be used or not enough is produced. It's not good to have an excess of sugar in the blood.

    Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and can lead to more serious complications such as kidney problems, heart disease or blindness.

    Other issues can ...

    Solution Summary

    Type 1 and 2 diabetes, hormones, insulin and diet are discussed.