From Birmingham, England:
What are the differences, if any, in metabolic effects between partial and complete insulin deficiency states?
Essentially, if the insulin deficiency is severe enough to cause the blood sugars to rise into the abnormal range on a regular basis then this is diabetes. Many patients with diabetes make some insulin but still need to inject if they are to avoid symptoms and complications. If the pancreas is able to make less than about 20% of normal insulin production then diabetes supervenes.
Original posting 14 Feb 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:10
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.