Type I diabetes


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Type I diabetes

Also called juvenile diabetes. Type I diabetes typically begins early in life. Affected individuals have a primary insulin deficiency and must take insulin injections.
Mentioned in: Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Patient discussion about Type I diabetes

Q. Women with diabetes are in general found with type 1 or with type 2 diabetes during pregnancy and why?

A. Women develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy and after pregnancy the gestational diabetes goes, if not this gestational diabetes has chances to develop into type 2 diabetes. A pregnant woman can also have type 1 and 2 diabetes equally and during pregnancy she may get gestational diabetes.

Q. Type 2 Diabetics solution My uncle is suffering from type 2 diabetics and i want to know that is there any permanent solution for type 2 diabities. Very worried about weight loss too. Any one there to give us a permanent solution?

A. Type 2 diabetes is due to improper use of insulin or insulin resistance.

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Q. I’m having diabetics for nearly 12 years. Can I eat all types of fruits? I’m 60 years old male and I’m having diabetics for nearly 12 years. I’m taking meds and my sugar is under control. Everyday I have some fruits without fail. Can I eat all types of fruits?

A. Hello sir, surely you can eat any kind of fruit, regardless of the sugar content. The point is you need to spread across the amount of fruits you eat, including a wide variety of different fruits. In general everyone has to eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables every day. Spreading the fruit you eat through the day will avoid a sudden rise in blood glucose levels.

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This study establishes "an important subtype of type I diabetes that is different from the conventional diabetes that we associate with children.
In most cases, physicians can ascertain that a patient has type I diabetes by gauging symptoms and testing for diabetes-related antibodies in the blood, a sure sign of an immune attack on the pancreas.
At 2 years of age, 10 of 89 children getting cows' milk formula had formed antibodies associated with type I diabetes.
Research had already determined that having one type of autoantibody to insulin indicates that a baby has roughly a 4 in 10 chance of contracting type I diabetes within the next decade, says study coauthor Suvi M.
People with Type I diabetes must get daily injections of the hormone insulin in order to use glucose in their bloodstream.
Usually striking by early adolescence, Type I diabetes -- the insulin-dependent form of the disease -- currently afflicts roughly 1 million people in the United States.
Type I diabetes is thought to arise when immune cells mistakenly attack and destory pancreatic beta cells.
Aspecific antibody found in blood from people who eventually developed Type I diabetes might be the best early warning yet for the disease, say researchers at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville.