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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An experimental therapy for type 1 diabetes, widely derided by mainstream diabetes researchers, lowered blood sugar levels to near normal, a small, ongoing trial found. Sharon Begley, STAT, "Controversial researcher’s diabetes vaccine causes improvement in small study," 21 June 2018 The Massachusetts General Hospital study is ongoing, and so far more than 120 people with type 1 diabetes have been treated with at least two doses of the vaccine. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "There’s Hope for a Vaccine to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes," 21 June 2018 For instance, people with type 1 diabetes can take too much insulin, causing their blood sugar to plummet. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Why a ‘Sugar Hangover’ Can Feel as Terrible as the Real Thing," 27 Oct. 2018 The images captured women with arm crutches, type 1 diabetes, vitiligo, and more, wearing everything from the brand's signature bralettes to matching workout apparel. Amira Rasool, Allure, "Aerie's Latest Lingerie Campaign Features Models With Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses," 12 July 2018 Or a child drinking more than usual, starting to wet the bed, or experiencing weight loss, all signs of type 1 diabetes. Daniel R. Taylor, Philly.com, "Medical Mystery: Kids who can't stop going," 1 June 2018 This simply isn’t supposed to happen, under the traditional understanding of type 1 diabetes, which destroys beta cells. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "New insulin-making cells can be made in the body, study suggests," 14 June 2018 On average, the people in the trial had lived with type 1 diabetes for 19 years. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "There’s Hope for a Vaccine to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes," 21 June 2018 People with type 1 diabetes may be up to four times more likely to develop depression than those living without it. Rubi Jones, Teen Vogue, "The Haim Sisters Open Up About Their Firsthand Experiences With Harassment and Unequal Pay," 16 June 2018

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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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