Arthur H Cohen Richard J Glassock

The principal characteristics of some of the more common heredofamilial and congenital glomerular disorders are described and illustrated. Diabetes mellitus, the most common heredofamilial glomerular disease, is illustrated in Volume IV, Chapter 1. These disorders are inherited in a variety of patterns (X-linked, autosomal dominant, or autosomal recessive). Many of these disorders appear to be caused by defective synthesis or assembly of critical glycoprotein (collagen) components of the glomerular basement membrane.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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