Medical Dictionary: Type I diabetes
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Type I diabetes: Another name for Type 1 diabetes.
Type I diabetes (condition): Severe insulin-treated diabetes typically occurring in young people.
Type I diabetes (condition): Type 1 diabetes (also called "insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus" or "juvenile diabetes") is the severe insulin-requiring form of diabetes. It usually affects teens and young under-30 adults, but can affect infants or children. Type 1 diabetes is far less common than Type 2 diabetes, which typically affects older over-40 patients (though younger overweight patients with Type 2 diabetes are now more common).
Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes are usually quite severe, and rapidly arise
over weeks or months.
Common symptoms include thirst, excessive urination,
hunger, weight loss, irritability
and various other symptoms.
Type I diabetes: Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent
diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young
adults. In this form of diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer
make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked and destroyed
them. Treatment for type 1 diabetes includes taking insulin shots or using
an insulin pump, making wise food choices, exercising regularly, taking
aspirin daily, and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol.1
More information on medical condition: Type 1 diabetes:
- Introduction: Type 1 diabetes
- Basic Summary for Type 1 diabetes
- Causes of Type 1 diabetes
- Risk Factors for Type 1 diabetes
- Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes
- Complications of Type 1 diabetes
- Diagnostic Tests for Type 1 diabetes
- Misdiagnosis of Type 1 diabetes
1. excerpt from Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: NIDDK
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