Endocrine System




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Diabetes
is a disorder of the endocrine system. It is characterized by the inability to produce adequate amounts of insulin. Insulin's role is to help cells take up important sugars such as glucose. Glucose is needed by cells to produce necessary usable energy called ATP. If the body does not have enough insulin, it expells glucose out as waste and the cells are unable to maintain homeostasis, and the body begins to break down.

Symptoms:
  • Excessive uring production
  • Excessive thirst &/or hunger
  • Weight loss

Causes of Diabetes:
The cells of the pancreas are destroyed by the body. This destructive action by be triggered by a obesity, certain viral &/or bacterial infections, lack of physical activity, and even increasing age.














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