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Description of Type 1 diabetes

DefinitionAccording to dictionary definition  Diabetes Type 1, also known as juvenile diabetes, is a disease in which the blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  With Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas is unable to make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose to enter into your cells to give them energy. In the absence of insulin, the blood glucose levels remain high in the blood and over the time, it can lead to serious problems in your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth.Common risk factors are:1. More common in children (4 to 7 years) or (10 to 14 years) and young adults.2. Family history of the disease  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Symptoms may include:1. Being very thirsty2. Urinating often3. Feeling very hungry or tired4. Losing weight without trying5. Having sores that heal slowly6. Having dry, itchy skin7. Losing the feeling in your feet or having tingling in your feet8. Having blurry eyesight  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  1. Your doctor may ask you to get your fasting sugar levels checked in the blood test.2. You can also go for hbA1C test done that measures the percentage of blood sugar attached to hemoglobin in the blood.  PreventionAccording to dictionary definition  Preventive measures include:1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle2. Eat balanced and healthy meals after frequent meals3. Monitor your sugar levels regularly4. Exercise regularly  Complications and When Should You See a DoctorAccording to dictionary definition  Complications include:1. Heart disease2. Nerve damage3. Eye Damage4. Foot damage5. Skin and mouth problems  NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases



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