Hs200 Unit 6 Capstone Project

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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus HS200, Section 01 Unit 6 Capstone Project: Diabetes Kaplan University 05/06/2014 There are three main tests done to diagnose diabetes mellitus. These tests are fasting plasma glucose (FPG), oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), hemoglobin A1C (A1C). These tests are used to test glucose levels in the blood. Being able to calculate the glucose levels in the blood is used to diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. An autoantibody test can be used to determine whether to diagnose as type 1 or type 2. Another test can be ran that tests the urine for breakdowns of fats that are more common in type 1 diabetes mellitus. Fasting plasma glucose testing is done after a person…show more content…
Exercise causes the cells to burn the excess sugar in the blood that causes high glucose levels. Exercise is also good for diabetics because of the higher risk for heart and kidney disease, and nerve damage. Being active helps to reduce the risks of these high risk problems. Though diabetics do have to be careful with exercise as there can be times when blood glucose levels will drop too low. A doctor should be consulted before starting an exercise regimen. References Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Diabetes. (n.d.). Retrieved from University of Rochester Medical Center: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/Encyclopedia/Content.aspx?ContentTypeID=134&ContentID=166 Diabetes - Type 1. (2013, June 21). Retrieved from University of Maryland Medical Center: http://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/diabetes-type-1 Help Control Your Diabetes With Exercise. (n.d.). Retrieved from United Healthcare: http://www.uhc.com/source4women/health_topics/diabetes/control_diabetes_with_exercise.htm Tests and Diagnosis. (2013, January 23). Retrieved from Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-1-diabetes/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20019573 Type 1 Diabetes. (2013, June 18). Retrieved from Medline Plus:

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