Causes And Types Of Type 1 Diabetes

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There are several different causes of Type 1 Diabetes. According to resources, the exact cause in Type 1 diabetes is unknown. Possibly that is the immune system which fights bad bacteria or viruses, and destroys the insulin in the pancreas, which leaves little or no insulin after all. Instead of being transported into the cells, sugar builds up in the bloodstream. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a special hormone that is needed to convert sugar into daily needed energy. Insulin lowers the amount of sugar in the bloodstream. Therefore that is not the same as type 2 diabetes. In type 2 people make still make insulin, the illness and symptoms tend to develop gradually. Sometimes diabetes can be caused by a malfunction in the pancreas or may simply be an inherited disease, or some genetic factor. The pancreas produces insulin into the bloodstream.
There are few ways to be diagnosed with diabetes. It can skip generations, like a first relative of someone with type 1 diabetes has about 6 in 100 chance of developing it. That is higher the general population. The reason behind that is certain people are more prone to developing autoimmune diseases such as diabetes. According to Jdrf.com, “Type 1 diabetes was once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes.” Type 1 is basically when the pancreas stops making insulin. In most cases type 1 is thought to be an autoimmune disease. If a person has type 1 diabetes they may make antibiotics…

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