type 1 diabetes

noun
\ ˈtīp-ˈwən- How to pronounce type 1 diabetes (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web In a February investor presentation, Dexcom put its core user base — people with type 1 diabetes, and people with type 2 who are reliant on intensive insulin therapy — at about 4 million people in the U.S. Katie Palmer, STAT, "Glucose monitors revolutionized diabetes care. Now digital health startups want to bring them to the masses," 18 Apr. 2021 In addition, the state on Friday added several new health conditions to its list of comorbidities, including HIV, type 1 diabetes, being overweight, and having a substance use disorder. BostonGlobe.com, "I’m newly eligible for a COVID vaccine. Now what?," 5 Apr. 2021 In Oregon, insulin for type 1 diabetes, saw a 2,800% increase from $18 to $522 between 2012 and 2020, according to state findings. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, "Oregon lawmakers butt heads with drug companies over 'pay-for-delay' patent suits," 9 Apr. 2021 The test analyzes both partners' DNA and looks for 10 diseases: breast cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease. John Cumbers, Forbes, "New Genome Test Shows A Child’s Risk Of Disease — Before They’re Born," 7 Apr. 2021 Last Friday, the state expanded the list of qualifying health conditions to include type 1 diabetes, HIV, and having a substance use disorder, aligning the state with recommendations from the federal government. BostonGlobe.com, "State’s new COVID-19 eligibility rules open the flood gates for people to seek vaccinations," 5 Apr. 2021 Most people likely associate insulin with type 1 diabetes, but patients with other types of diabetes (including type 2, type 3c, MODY, and LADA among others) may be insulin-dependent as well. Zoe Witt, SELF, "5 Insulin Facts That Diabetic Activists Wish Everyone Knew," 31 Mar. 2021 While type 2 diabetics were included, no priority was given to people with type 1 diabetes. Glenn Howatt, Star Tribune, "Health advocates say Minnesota's COVID-19 vaccine plan ignores some high-risk individuals," 26 Feb. 2021 Currently, there are no known therapies that can be used in the prevention of type 1 diabetes. Anuradha Varanasi, Forbes, "Low Vitamin D Levels In Europeans Does Not Raise Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes, Study Shows," 28 Feb. 2021

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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type 1 diabetes

noun
\ ˌtīp-ˈwən- How to pronounce type 1 diabetes (audio) \

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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