type 1 diabetes

noun

: a form of diabetes mellitus that usually develops during childhood or adolescence and is characterized by a severe deficiency in insulin secretion resulting from atrophy of the islets of Langerhans and causing hyperglycemia and a marked tendency toward ketoacidosis

called also insulin-dependent diabetes, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, type 1 diabetes mellitus

Examples of type 1 diabetes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By choosing a product like Everest Delta 8 Oil, individuals with type 1 diabetes can take an active role in helping to manage their symptoms, potentially leading to a better overall quality of life. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 Other research has found that men with type 1 diabetes are likelier to have low blood sugar after strength training. Barbie Cervoni, Health, 2 Apr. 2024 Here’s how baricitinib may be able to slow the progression of type 1 diabetes and other conditions it can be used for, according to experts. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 18 Dec. 2023 The genetic reasons that people might develop type 1 diabetes are complicated. Julia Ries, SELF, 1 Dec. 2023 The gene variations responsible for type 1 diabetes are passed down in families. Amanda Gardner, Health, 20 Nov. 2023 About one-third of people with type 1 diabetes have digital sclerosis. Barbie Cervoni, Ms, Rd, Cdces, Cdn, Health, 18 Oct. 2023 Type 1 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia: Causes and Treatments Small—But Successful—Clinical Trials Led to Approval Lantidra’s safety was studied in two non-randomized trials with 30 participants who live with type 1 diabetes and hypoglycemic unawareness. Laura Hensley, Verywell Health, 13 July 2023 Diabetic retinopathy can develop in patients with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes and will cause vision loss without prompt diagnosis and treatment, Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD, an ophthalmologist, University of Iowa professor, and founder of Digital Diagnostics, told Health. Sherri Gordon, Health, 1 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of type 1 diabetes was in 1982

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“Type 1 diabetes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/type%201%20diabetes. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

type 1 diabetes

noun
: diabetes of a form that usually develops during childhood or adolescence and is characterized by a severe deficiency of insulin secretion resulting from atrophy of the islets of Langerhans and causing hyperglycemia and a marked tendency toward ketoacidosis

called also insulin-dependent diabetes, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, juvenile diabetes, juvenile-onset diabetes, type 1 diabetes mellitus

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