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Mental illness is a disease just like diabetes.

March 24, 2012

How much more of this rubbish can we take?

Symptoms of diabetes. (from wikipedia)

The classical symptoms of type 1 diabetes include: polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst), polyphagia (increased hunger), fatigue, and weight loss.

Diagnosis

Diabetes diagnostic criteria[17][18]  edit
Condition 2 hour glucose Fasting glucose HbA1c
mmol/l(mg/dl) mmol/l(mg/dl) %
Normal <7.8 (<140) <6.1 (<110) <6.0
Impaired fasting glycaemia <7.8 (<140) ≥ 6.1(≥110) & <7.0(<126) 6.0-6.4
Impaired glucose tolerance ≥7.8 (≥140) <7.0 (<126) 6.0-6.4
Diabetes mellitus ≥11.1 (≥200) ≥7.0 (≥126) ≥6.5

Diabetes mellitus is characterized by recurrent or persistent hyperglycemia, and is diagnosed by demonstrating any one of the following:[19]

  • Fasting plasma glucose level at or above 7.0 mmol/L (126 mg/dL).
  • Plasma glucose at or above 11.1 mmol/L (200 mg/dL) two hours after a 75 g oral glucose load as in a glucose tolerance test.
  • Symptoms of hyperglycemia and casual plasma glucose at or above 11.1 mmol/L (200 mg/dL).
  • Glycated hemoglobin (hemoglobin A1C) at or above 6.5. (This criterion was recommended by the American Diabetes Association in 2010, although it has yet to be adopted by the WHO.)

Management

Further information: Diabetes management

[edit] Insulin therapy

Type 1 is treated with insulin replacement therapy—either via subcutaneous injection or insulin pump, along with attention to dietary management, typically including carbohydrate tracking, and careful monitoring of blood glucose levels using glucose meters.

In psychiatry.

The  symptoms are  frequent urination, increased thirst, fatigue, and weight loss.

Diagnosis.

Social Anxiety Disorder comorbid with depression.  Or possibly ADHD?  Who knows? Take some Ritalin and SSRIs and see if things improve. .

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