Type 1 Diabetes
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Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
The symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes are discussed below, but let's firstly understand what the disorder is. Type I Diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, that frequently occurs in children, thus the name “juvenile”
Type 1 Diabetes is now more commonly referred to as diabetes mellitus and involves the pancreas not secreting sufficient insulin. The insulin is a naturally occurring hormone in the body which helps the body to process sugars.
The result of the body producing insufficient insulin is that the body is unable to efficiently process food into glucose which is a normal part of the digestive process. When that happens the sugars can just pass through the body without effectively being absorbed and then the blood sugar levels of the person can drop down.
Cause of Type 1 Diabetes:
The precise cause of Type 1 diabetes is unknown but it is thought to be a combination of a predisposition to the disease possibly combined with some kind of infection or attack on a persons immune system.
The affected person is required to check their blood glucose levels several times a day, and to administer insulin shots when levels drop.
Type 1 Diabetes must be managed carefully as the illness has varied complications that can result from the person not taking good care of their health.
Type I diabetes is the less common form of the disease, with the number varying widely in different countries, but generally being between 5 -20% of the numbers who suffer Type II diabetes.
Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes:
Here are the common symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes to look out for.. More frequent urination than usual
If you have child or know of someone who is displaying a combination of any of the above symptoms, you’d seek an immediate medical assessment which will usually include the following..
How to living With Type 1 Diabetes:
Juvenile diabetics can live a common life, but need to keep a close eye on their blood glucose levels as well as maintaining good health through diet and exercise or fitness. Obviously for younger children, they’ll need to have their diabetes managed by their parents, but as older children can be taught to check their own levels and administer their own insulin.
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