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Diabetes Briefing
Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH)
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders characterised by too much glucose in the blood. The body breaks down digested food into a sugar called glucose from which it derives energy. The hormone insulin allows the body to use that sugar by helping glucose to enter the cells. When a person has diabetes, either the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin or the body cannot properly use the insulin it has. As a result there is a build-up of glucose in the blood causing the cells to be starved of energy. The Chronic Conditions Hub is a website that brings together information on chronic health conditions. It allows you to easily access, manage and share relevant information resources. The Chronic Conditions Hub includes the Institute of Public Health in Ireland’s (IPH) estimates and forecasts of the number of people living with chronic conditions. On the Chronic Conditions Hub you will find:- A Briefing for each condition - Detailed technical documentation - Detailed national and sub-national data that can be downloaded or explored using online data tools
Keyword(s): Metabolic disorders; diabetes; Insulin; Child health
Publication Date:
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: All Ireland Public Health Repository
Publisher(s): Institute of Public Health
File Format(s): application/pdf
First Indexed: 2015-05-29 16:05:43 Last Updated: 2015-05-29 16:10:46