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Pancreatic Disorder - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Though it is well-hidden in the body, the pancreas is an essential part of the digestive system and important for controlling blood sugar. In this chapter, instructors will help you get a handle on the vocabulary used to describe pancreatic disorders. You will learn terms related to diabetes as well as non-diabetic pancreatic disorders. Throughout the chapter, instructors are available to answer your questions, and quizzes are included to test your knowledge. The following lessons will include subjects like:
• The functions and anatomy of the pancreas
• Risk factors, signs and treatments for diabetes
• The terms related to testing blood sugar
• Non-diabetic pancreatic disorders
|Pancreas: Functions, Anatomy and Insulin Production||Define the importance of the pancreas in the body|
|Disorders of the Pancreas: Types, Symptoms and Treatments||Examine the different disorders that can effect the pancreas|
|Type 1 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs and Treatment||Discuss the terms associated with type 1 diabetes|
|Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs and Treatment||Find out what type 2 diabetes is and the vocabulary used to talk about it|
|Homeostasis of Glucose Levels: Hormonal Control and Diabetes||Discover the language used when discussing hormonal control and diabetes|
|Blood Sugar Test Vocabulary||Explore the vocabulary used for blood sugar testing|
|Non-diabetic Disorders of the Pancreas||Examine non-diabetic disorders of the pancreas, such as pancreatic cancer|
1. Pancreas: Functions, Anatomy & Insulin Production
The islets of Langerhans within your pancreas produce the hormones insulin and glucagon. In this lesson, you will learn how these hormones regulate your blood sugar level in opposite ways.
2. Disorders of the Pancreas: Types, Symptoms & Treatments
The pancreas produces insulin. If the pancreas is incapable of producing insulin or cells do not respond to this hormone, then a person can develop diabetes mellitus. In this lesson, you will learn about diabetes and how it relates to the pancreas.
3. Type 1 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment
Diabetes affects 26 million people (nearly 9% of the population) in the United States. But not all cases of diabetes are the same. The focus of this lesson is type 1 diabetes. We'll learn what it is, why it occurs, and how it affects the body in both the short- and long-term.
4. Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment
As many as 57 million people in the United States are on the path to becoming diabetic. Over 90% of them will be type 2 diabetics. But, what is this disease, and why has it become so prevalent? This lesson explores the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
5. Homeostasis of Glucose Levels: Hormonal Control and Diabetes
In this lesson, we'll look at how the body uses hormones to maintain homeostasis of blood glucose levels, what happens in people who have diabetes, and how diabetics can manage their disease.
6. Blood Sugar Test Vocabulary
Diabetes can be diagnosed and monitored through many different tests. Do you know them by name? Do you know why long-term tests exist? Find out as we go over tests like fructosamine, oral glucose tolerance and more!
7. Non-Diabetic Disorders of the Pancreas
The pancreas is most famous for being a big part of the problem in diabetes. But it can suffer from many other problems! Let's find out what they are by defining pancreatitis, insulinoma, and pancreatalgia among other terms.
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