What is Type I Diabetes?

Diabetes Type 1 is a serious chronic disorder which usually develops in childhood or adolescence, but can also occur in adulthood. Type 1 Diabetes is an inherited disease, thus people with a family history of it are at greatest risk.
By: Elly Chiu
Aug. 10, 2009 - PRLog -- Diabetes Type 1 is known as insulin-dependent mellitus (IDDM) is an autoimmune disease which means the body’s immune system destroyed certain pancreatic cells, and no longer able to produce insulin, thus the blood sugar cannot convert into energy. Insulin injections are therefore the course of treatment.

In Type 1 Diabetes, insulin is unable produced by your body, glucose cannot be converted into energy and absorbed by the cells, and thus causing high blood sugar.

Type 1 Diabetes is also known as juvenile diabetes or childhood diabetes as people who become diabetes Type 1 are normally during childhood.

Type 1, unlike Type 2, is not preventable. Most of the diabetics of Type 1 are normal weight and are otherwise healthy during onset.
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