juvenile-onset diabetes


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Type 1 di·a·be·tes

a condition characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by a total lack of insulin. Occurs when the body's immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas and destroys them. The pancreas then produces little or no insulin. Type 1 diabetes develops most often in young people but can appear in adults.

Type 1 di·a·be·tes

(tīp dī'ă-bē'tēz)
A condition characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by a total lack of insulin. Occurs when the body's immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas and destroys them. The pancreas then produces little or no insulin. Type 1 diabetes develops most often in young people but can appear in adults.
Synonym(s): growth-onset diabetes, juvenile-onset diabetes.

Type 1 di·a·be·tes

(tīp dī'ă-bē'tēz)
Condition characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by a total lack of insulin. Occurs when body's immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas and destroys them. The pancreas then produces little or no insulin. Disorder develops most often in young people but can appear in adults.
Synonym(s): juvenile-onset diabetes.
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The type of diabetes that was known as Type I, juvenile-onset diabetes, or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) is now type 1 diabetes.
Hans-Michael Dosch, senior investigator on the diabetes study, said studies involving almost 400 children with juvenile-onset diabetes indicated that an immunologic reaction to a protein in cow's milk appeared to be a factor in developing the disease in a majority of cases.
There are two major types of diabetes mellitus -- insulin-dependent diabetes (also known as Type I or juvenile-onset diabetes) and non-insulin-dependent diabetes (also known as Type II or maturity-onset diabetes).

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