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How does the endocrine system work with the immune system to get diabetes?

How does the endocrine system work with the immune system to get diabetes?

Antibodies: In type one diabetes, our own body's antibodies go haywire and attack the islts of langerhans of the pancreas. Islet of langerhans cells produce insulin. By the antibodies destroying the panceatic cells, no or little Insulin is produced and diabetes occurrs. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Please explain the effects diabetes have on the endocrine, immune, and circulatory systems?

Please explain the effects diabetes have on the endocrine, immune, and circulatory systems?

Broad question: Hi. That's really too broad a question to answer in 400 digits. WELL CONTROLLED diabetes has minimal effects, if any. Also must control BP and lipids. Poor control makes arteriosclerosis more likely. Poor control makes the immune system not work as well (infection more likely). Effects n endocrine system too broad but includes insulin, glucagon, GLP-1, ghrelin, leptin, and many others. ...Read more

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Please explain what effects does diabetes have on the endocrine, immune, and circulatory systems?

Please explain what effects does diabetes have on the endocrine, immune, and circulatory systems?

Negative: Diabetes has negative effects on all these systems.. the answers are lengthy, and best explained by your dr. your job is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, learn about your health, and have a great and fruitful life.. Best Wishes ...Read more

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The dysfunction within what endocrine organ causes diabetes?

The dysfunction within what endocrine organ causes diabetes?

Complex answer: The pancreas is the easy answer, but it's more complex than that. In type i diabetics, it really is an issue with the pancreas. In type ii diabetics, the pancreas generally makes plenty of insulin, but the body becomes resistant to it. Aside from the pancreas, the liver, muscles, and fat are also involved in maintaining normal glucose levels in the body. ...Read more

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What are some endocrine complications you may have with diabetes?

What are some endocrine complications you may have with diabetes?

Quite a few: Type 1 diabetes can be associated with other autoimmune disease. From a gland perspective: thyroid is most common. Addison's disease and primary gonadal failure can also associated with diabetes. Other autoimmune diseases can be associated with type 1 dm, not just glandular. Polyendocrinopathies may or may not include type 1 dm, depending on which kind. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy trigger endocrine diseases?

Does pregnancy trigger endocrine diseases?

It can.: Pregnancy is an altered immune state to allow the mother to tolerate a 'foreign body'- the infant in her body. In some women, this altered immune state can result in some immune disease that alter normal hormone production in the body, most commonly thyroid over or underproduction. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some digestive disorders and endocrine complications you may have with diabetes?

Could you tell me what are some digestive disorders and endocrine complications you may have with diabetes?

Gastroparesis Angina: For advanced dm, gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying) is common and intestinal angina, due to widespread atherosclerosis plaque ruptures & clots inducing ischemia, becomes more common over time. Dm kidney failure (with assoc. Hypoplastic anemia) is most common basis for dialysis. For type i, other autoimmune ds are more common, including thyroid, addison's & gonadal failure. ...Read more

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How can missing periods and having negative pregnancy tests be related to an endocrine issue? Such as? Thanks Dr!

How can missing periods and having negative pregnancy tests be related to an endocrine issue? Such as? Thanks Dr!

YES: Thyroid or ovarian dysfunction, not to mention stress, tension, anxiety, depression, infection or metabolic illnesses can all cause irregular cycles and you should be screened for polycystic ovarian disease. ...Read more

Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more