From this pharmacy CPD module on the symptoms and complications of diabetes you will learn:
- What leads to an individual developing diabetes
- The differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- The complications and consequences of diagnosis
- About gestational and steroid-induced diabetes
Download this module - this includes the 5-minute test - here.
Type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes mellitus – previously known as juvenile-onset diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes – is a life-long condition in which the body loses its ability to produce insulin.
Insulin is a hormone produced by beta cells in the pancreas. It is released after a meal or snack and regulates the amount of glucose in the blood stream.
Insulin stimulates the uptake of glucose into the cells. This is an important function, as glucose – derived