type 1 diabetes

noun \ ˈtīp-ˈwən- \

Definition of type 1 diabetes

: 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

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First Known Use of type 1 diabetes

1982


Medical Dictionary

type 1 diabetes

noun \ ˌtīp-ˈwən- \

medical Definition of type 1 diabetes

: 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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