Diabetes and Insulin

  • a condition marked by carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism deficiency

Etiology:

  1. an absolute insulin deficiency
  2. impaired release of insulin by the pancreatic beta cells
  3. inadequate or defective insulin receptors on body cells
  4. inadequate or defective postreceptor regulation
  5. the production of inactive insulin
  6. Premature destruction of insulin before it is able to act in the body

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