A Brief Note On Diabetes And Insulin Dependent

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What is Diabetes?
Type 1 Diabetes is also known as, Juvenile Diabetes or insulin-dependent. (The Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014) This is when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin the body needs in order to survive. (The Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014) Insulin is a hormone that body uses to get glucose, which is the breakdown of the sugar and starches you eat, from the bloodstream to the cells of the body. (American Diabetes Association, 2015)
Diagnosing and Symptoms of Diabetes
This test is done in several ways, yet it you would start off by going to your primary care physician and getting blood work completed. The test would test your glucose levels, and if they are too high a second test would be administered. (American Diabetes Association, 2015)
There are quite a few sure signs that will indicate you or your child may have diabetes. There is an increase in thirst and more frequent urination, extreme hunger, weight loss, fatigue, irritability or unusual behavior, blurred vision, and yeast infection. (The Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014)
What causes Type 1 Diabetes?
Although the exact cause is not known, scientists do know that it has to do with some genetics and the body immune system. (The Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014) The immune system is supposed to work in a way where it protects the body from harmful bacteria and viruses, and it mistakes the insulin producing cells in the pancreas as a threat and destroys it. (The Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014)
Complications of Type 1 Diabetes
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