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
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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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Results: Independent samples t-test exemplified that patients with type II diabetes mellitus significantly reported more emotional burden (t = -10.861, df = 198, p = .000) than type I diabetes. Patients suffering from type II diabetes also reported less autonomy (t = 4.941, df = 198, p = .000), environmental mastery (t = 1.071, df = 198, p = .000) and purpose in life (t = .984, df = 198, p = .000) than patients with type I diabetic mellitus.
Infection occurred in 0.8% of patients with type I diabetes and in 0.4% with type 2 diabetes.
Despite that uncertainty and the small number of people in the current study, the findings suggest that exploiting the immune system will eventually work against type I diabetes, says Luc Teyton, an immunologist at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
An example of an effective ACE inhibitor is captopril, which the Food and Drug Administration approved for treating kidney disease of Type I diabetes. The benefits of captopril extend beyond its ability to lower blood pressure; it may directly protect the kidney's glomeruli.
They gave three injections of p277 over 6 months to 16 people who had early signs of type I diabetes; 15 similar patients received inert injections.
Eczema, thyroid problems, allergies, and type I diabetes also turn up in people with IPEX In type I diabetes, also called juvenile-onset diabetes, the immune system destroys insulin-making cells in the pancreas, This autoimmune reaction spurred another research team to investigate whether IPEX patients with type I diabetes are likely to have the FOXP3 mutation.
Affecting 1 million people in the United States, type I diabetes arises when a patient's immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
Every year, thousands of people, young and old, experience the malaise and nagging thirst that are characteristic of untreated type I diabetes. Also called juvenile-onset diabetes, this disease stems from the death of beta cells in the pancreas.
The researchers tracked, until age 8 months, 173 newborns in Finland who had a close relative with type I diabetes. To augment their mothers' milk, half of these babies received milk-based formula and the rest got a formula in which the cows' milk proteins had been broken into fragments called peptides.
By keeping blood sugar concentrations as close to normal as possible, people with Type 1 diabetes can prevent or slow the file-threatening complications of this disease, according to a new study An independent review panel halted the research after nine years -one year short of its planned length- because preliminary analysis of the data revealed such substantial benefits for people with Type I diabetes that continuing the study seemed unnecessary.
Type I diabetes, the most serious form of the disease, results from an abnormality in a class of immune-system proteins, a new study involving human diabetics indicates.
Any clinical differences between MRDM and Type I diabetes, she says, arise from the patients' emaciated state.