Specific Issues

The American Burn Association has devised a classification of burns, dividing them into major, moderate, and minor.7 Criteria for burn unit transfer are listed in Table 1.9.4-1.. Children younger than 10 years of age and adults above age 50 are considered high-risk patients. Patients with underlying medical illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, or chronic pulmonary problems are considered poor-risk.

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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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