Posted: October 3rd, 2016
. Humans require approximately 2000 kcal per day. For an untreated diabetic with no access to insulin, whose body is dependent on triglycerides, outline how the energy in triglycerides becomes available to the patient. Specifically, describe the diet, digestion and absorption and degradation pathways that create energy and ketone bodies. I. Explain the metabolic pathways in which lipid metabolism leads to energy and low level ketone body production in the cells, following a triglyceride-rich meal. II. Briefly describe how and why untreated diabetics are at risk of poor health outcomes (e.g. diabetic ketoacidosis) after excessive catabolism of lipids. III.Explain why untreated diabetics have an insufficient oxaloacetate supply, which is needed to derive energy from lipids.
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