Diabetes Mellitus

Overview of Diabetes Mellitus and its Major Complications:

Genetics and Diabetes Mellitus:



Diabetes Risk Test:

Role of laboratory in Diabetes Mellitus:

Blood Glucose Test:

The ‘Edmonton’ Protocol:

  • Islet Transplantation in Seven Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Using a Glucocorticoid - Free Immunosuppressive Regimen: Seven consecutive patients with type 1 diabetes and a history of severe hypoglycaemia and metabolic instability underwent islet transplantation in conjunction with a glucocorticoid-free immunosuppressive regimen consisting of sirolimus, tacrolimus, and daclizumab. All seven patients quickly attained sustained insulin independence after transplantation. The researchers conclude that islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus can result in insulin independence with excellent metabolic control when glucocorticoid-free immunosuppression is combined with the infusion of an adequate islet mass - MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "www.paho.org" claiming to be http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/343/4/230

Diabetic Neuropathy - Investigative Work-up:

Diabetic Retinopathy - Investigative Work-up:

Diabetic Nephropathy - Investigative Work-up:

Autoimmune type 1 Diabetes Mellitus:

Diabetes Mellitus and Pregnancy - Investigative Work-up:

First trimester (in addition to normal prenatal laboratory tests):


Lab Studies:

Imaging Studies:

Other Tests:

Second trimester:


Lab Studies:

If preeclampsia is suggested:

Imaging Studies:

Third trimester:

Infant of a Diabetic Mother - Investigative Work-up:

Lab Studies:

Imaging Studies:

Diabetic Ulcers - Investigative Work-up: Besides routine investigations:

        Medline Plus:  Plethysmography - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003771.htm

Diabetes Mellitus and Meal Planner Guide:

Body Mass Index:


Document Provenance and History

Document Author: Dr. Fazal Danish

Document Created: 20th March 2006

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