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Diabetes management overview - Australian Perspective

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Short powerpoint on types and management of diabetes from an Australian perspective
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  Diabetes Mellitus  What is Diabetes Mellitus? ã Diabetes = to pass through ã Mellitus = from honey, sweet ã  A chronic metabolic disease characterized by high glucose levels in blood ã Results from a lack of or reduced effectiveness of endogenous insulin ã This results in high blood glucose levels  ã 4% of Australians have diabetes and this proportion is increasing every year ã Carries risk of significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality ã  Affects multiple systems:  – Neuropathy, retinopathy, vascular disease, kidney disease, IHD  Three Main Types of Diabetes ã Type 1 DM ã Type 2 DM ã Gestational Diabetes
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