Description: This 3D medical animation shows type 2 diabetes, a condition in which the level of sugar in the blood is too high. The animation begins by showing the normal physiology of food absorption and the mechanism of action of insulin. The pathology of type 2 diabetes is portrayed, including low insulin production, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, and common symptoms. Acute complications are shown, including diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome, hypoglycemia (insulin shock), seizures, and diabetic coma. Chronic complications are displayed, including atherosclerosis, blindness, neuropathy, and renal failure. Multiple treatments are detailed at the end of the animation, including blood glucose monitoring, healthy eating, regular exercise, and medications.
Last Updated: Jun 22nd, 2012