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Listed under:  Health  >  Diseases  >  Immune disorders  >  Diabetes (Type 1)
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Diabetes not so sweet

Diabetes is on the increase, but do you know what it is, how it happens, and most importantly, how to avoid developing one type of it? View this clip to discover the answers to these questions, as well as the differences between the two types of diabetes.

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Aches and pains: diabetes

Look at how the human body uses insulin to control blood sugar level. Find out how people are affected by high or low blood sugar levels. Learn how different types of diabetes can be prevented or treated. Test your knowledge by matching words with their meanings. This learning object is one in a series of 12 objects.

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No More Needles Please, 1997: Insulin

This clip shows 12-year-old James Jarvis, who suffers from type 1 diabetes, at a pharmaceutical trade fair where he interviews Dr Richard Di Marchi, asking him why an alternative to injecting insulin is not available to diabetics. Dr Di Marchi explains that insulin cannot be administered orally because it is a peptide hormone, ...

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No More Needles Please, 1997: Diabetes low

This clip shows 12-year-old James Jarvis, who suffers from diabetes, having a hypoglycaemic or low-blood-sugar attack. It shows James in a disoriented state, resisting as his mother struggles to inject him with glucagon, a substance that raises blood-sugar levels. He calms down after she administers the glucagon. In the ...