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Diabetes in a Textbook

  • Milind Watve
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Abstract

Before we start thinking about the evolutionary origins of diabetes and related disorders, I need to briefly sketch what is currently known and well accepted about diabetes. This chapter tries to compile a textbook picture of diabetes [1–3] only to serve as a background. Readers who have studied physiology or medicine may skip this chapter straightaway since it does not contain any new argument. It may be necessary and useful for readers who need a fair amount of background information about diabetes before appreciating the paradoxes and puzzles associated with it.

Keywords

Insulin Resistance Insulin Secretion Glucose Production Aldose Reductase Chronic Hyperglycemia 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milind Watve
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  1. 1.Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER-P)PuneIndia

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