It has been said that there are three common denominators of disease pathogenesis: inflammation, oxidation, and coagulation. Although such characterizations are simplistic, it is remarkable how many conditions appear to involve disturbances of these three “denominators” at some point along the continuum that characterizes their pathogenesis. Diabetes involves all three:
- Researchers have discovered that inflammation provoked by immune cells called macrophages leads to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, also involve chronic inflammation.
- Increasing evidence in both experimental and clinical studies suggests that oxidative stress plays a major role in the pathogenesis of both types of diabetes mellitus (type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes).
- Diabetes is associated with hyper-coagulation that contributes to macrovascular complications, including cardiovascular events. The glycation reaction (AGEs), a consequence of chronic hyperglycemia, has also been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications.
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