Flashcards in Diabetes Deck (43)
____ is an elevation of serum lipid levels in the blood.
____ is a term referring to blood glucose.
____ is abnormally high levels of blood glucose.
____ is a hormone secreted by the pancreas that increases blood glucose levels. Acts opposite of insulin. It causes the release of glucose from cell storage sites when levels are low.
____ is a term used to describe the early burst of insulin secretion that occurs within 10 minutes of eating and is followed by increasing insulin release as long as hyperglycemia is present.
Prandial (insulin secretion)
____ is the production of glycogen in the body.
____ is the breakdown of glycogen into glucose.
____ is the conversion of fats to acids in the body.
____ is the conversion of proteins and amino acids to glucose in the body.
____ is the decomposition or splitting up of fat to provide fuel for energy when liver glucose is unavailable.
____ is the breakdown of proteins to provide fuel for energy when liver glucose is unavailable.
____ is frequent and excessive urination.
____ is excessive intake of water.
____ is excessive eating.
____ are substances, including acetone, that are produced as by-products of the incomplete metabolism of fatty acids. When insulin is not available, they accumulate in the blood and cause metabolic acidosis.
____ is type of breathing that occurs when excess acids caused by the absence of insulin increase hydrogen ion and carbon dioxide levels in the blood. this state triggers an increase in the rate and depth of respiration in an attempt to excrete more carbon dioxide and acid.
____ is a decreased serum potassium level; a common electrolyte imbalance.
____ is an elevated level of potassium in the blood.
____ is a term that refers to large blood vessels.
____ is a term referring to small blood vessels.
____ is a pathologic change in the kidney that reduces kidney function and leads to renal failure.
____ is a type of chronic non-cancer pain that results from a nerve injury. (Burning, shooting, stabbing pain along with pins and needles.)
____ is the inflammation of the retina.
____ is the presence of albumin in the urine.
____ is a complication of diabetes. The abnormal appearance of retinal veins in which areas of swelling and constriction along a segment of vein resemble links of sausage. A predictor of proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
____ is a form of retinopathy associated with diabetes mellitus in which a network of fragile new blood vessels develops, leaking blood and protein into surrounding tissue.
Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
____ is a progressive deterioration of nerves that results in loss of nerve function (sensory perception). A common complication of diabetes.
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
____ is a decrease in blood pressure (20 mmHg sys and/or 20 mmHg dias) that occurs during the first few seconds to minutes after changing from a sitting or lying position to a standing position.
____ is the transient loss of consciousness, most commonly caused by decreased perfusion to the brain.