Medicine

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of medicine.

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It's also your brain's main source of fuel.

Video playlists about Medicine

What doctors worry about

14 talks • 3h 51m
We worry about what our doctors will tell us -- and so do they. Doctors, scientists and medical researchers weigh in on health care and better health practices.

How we're fighting cancer

8 talks • 2h 12m
Talks from researchers who've dedicated their lives and careers to understanding cancer -- and maybe, someday, ending it.

The future of medicine

12 talks • 2h 40m
Take this tour of medicine's future with some of the trailblazing doctors charting its course. Once you've seen a transplantable human kidney created from a 3D printer, almost anything is imaginable ...

Should we redesign humans?

12 talks • 2h 44m
The age of bioengineering is upon us, with scientists' understanding of how to engineer cells, tissues and organs improving at a rapid pace. Here, how this could affect the future of our physical bodies.
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Talks about Medicine

All people with diabetes have an increased chance for heart disease and strokes. Heart disease is the major cause of death in people with diabetes. It is important to control other risks such as high blood pressure and high fats (cholesterol), as well as blood sugar.
Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes high blood sugar levels. Early signs and symptoms can include frequent urination, increased thirst, feeling tired and hungry, vision problems, slow wound healing, and yeast infections.
People with type 1 diabetes are more likely to get heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, high blood pressure, blindness, nerve damage and gum disease. ... Untreated type 1 diabetes can cause coma. It can even kill you. The good news is that treatment can help you prevent these problems. Nov 1, 1999
Some of the potential complications of diabetes include: Heart and blood vessel disease. Diabetes dramatically increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and narrowing of blood vessels (atherosclerosis). Nerve damage (neuropathy).
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TED Book: The Laws of Medicine

The Laws of Medicine

by Siddhartha Mukherjee
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the world’s premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicine — and how understanding these principles can empower us all. Buy now

The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. What is known is that your immune system � which normally fights harmful bacteria or viruses � attacks and destroys your insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. This leaves you with little or no insulin. Instead of being transported into your cells, sugar builds up in your bloodstream.