Pregnancy-induced adaptations in the metabolism of glucose, lipids, and, to a lesser extent, amino acids have been well described in ruminants and other domestic animals. These adaptations are mediated by altered responses in multiple tissues to homeostatic effectors such as insulin and catecholamines in a way that is coordinated to promote the availability of vital nutrients to the developing fetus(es). These phenomena are the hallmarks of homeorhetic regulation of nutrient partitioning in support of a chronic physiological imperative. However, the identity of the factor(s) responsible for homeorhetic modulation of metabolic adaptations to pregnancy remains to be elucidated.

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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