Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes is also known as Juvenile Diabetes and its full medical name is Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM). It is a well-known type of diabetes that typically requires insulin for treatment, but is actually the second-most common type of diabetes (Type 2 diabetes is more common) ...

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Introduction: Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, which used to be called juvenile diabetes, develops most often in young people; however, type 1 diabetes can also develop in adults. In type 1 diabetes, your body no longer makes insulin or enough insulin because the ...1

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Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

What are the symptoms of diabetes? People who think they might have diabetes must visit a physician for diagnosis. They might have SOME or NONE of the following symptoms:

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Complications of Type 1 Diabetes

What other health problems can diabetes cause? Diabetes can lead to quite a number of health problems, especially if it is not well controlled. Among the problems diabetes can cause:3

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Causes of Type 1 Diabetes

What causes type 1 diabetes? The causes of type 1 diabetes appear to be much different than those for type 2 diabetes, though the exact mechanisms for developing both diseases are unknown. The appearance of type 1 diabetes is suspected ...2

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Causes List for Type 1 Diabetes

Some possible causes of Type 1 Diabetes or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Type 1 Diabetes

In 1997, the WHO issued a new recommendation for the diagnosis and classification of Diabetes Mellitus (DM), according to which the following types of DM are distinguished:

  • Type 1 encompasses diabetes cases with absolute insulin deficiency, triggered by a destruction ...
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Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes

The most common test for diagnosing any kind of diabetes is a one-step approach called the oral glucose tolerance test. Prior to the test, you canít eat or drink anything (except water) for between 4 and 8 hours ...4

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Genetics of Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is what is known as a 'complex trait', which means that mutations in several genes likely contribute to the disease. For example, it is now known that the insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM1) locus on chromosome 6 ...5

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Risk Factors for Type 1 Diabetes

Risk factors are less well defined for type 1 diabetes than for type 2 diabetes, but autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors are involved in developing this type of diabetes. ...Source: CDC6 ...

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Treatments: Type 1 Diabetes

Can I eat sweets and other foods and drinks with added sugars? Yes, you can eat sweets and other foods and drinks with added sugars. However, you should limit your intake of these high-carbohydrate foods and drinks because they ...7

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Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes

Can diabetes be prevented? Type 1 diabetes and gestational diabetes cannot currently be prevented, but this is an active area of research. ...Source: NICHD (NIH)8 ...

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Research for Type 1 Diabetes

The study, called Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, aims to screen more than 20,000 relatives of people with type 1 diabetes each year. In the past, relatives who wanted to participate in the study had to visit a study site ...9

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Names and Terminology

Other Names for This Condition

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  1. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ diabetes/ types
  2. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ diabetes/ basics/ diabetes.html
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ health/ topics/ diabetes/ conditioninfo/ pages/ diagnosed.aspx
  5. Source: NCBI, Genes and Disease (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ books/ NBK22256/ 
  6. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ diabetes/ basics/ diabetes.html
  7. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ diabetes/ overview/ diet-eating-physical-activity/ carbohydrate-counting
  8. Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ health/ topics/ diabetes/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ faqs.aspx
  9. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ jun2013/ capsule2

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