This 3rd edition, released in 2014, adds extra patient friendly information and illustrations. Defines type 2 diabetes and role of glucose and insulin in the body. Lists symptoms, risk factors and ways to control the disease. This revised chart shows glucose molecules from the digestive system and insulin molecules from the pancreas traveling in a blood vessel. Visually compares a normal body cell to a body cell with diabetes, illustrating when the cell develops a resistance to insulin, making it more difficult for glucose to enter the cell, ultimately leading to build up of glucose in the blood vessel. Understanding Type 2 Diabetes Anatomical Chart: 2nd Edition textually and visually presents complications from the disease: Heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, nerve damage (neuropathy), kidney disease (nephropathy), periodontal disease (gum disease and mouth infection), and eye disease such as glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.
Chart measures 20in.x26in.. Printed in the USA by Anatomical Chart Company.