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

Examples of type 1 diabetes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least one in 300 children in many countries develops type 1 diabetes by age 18. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, "Could mass screening benefit kids at high risk of diabetes?," 23 Apr. 2020 And in type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin or makes very little. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "10 Signs and Symptoms of High Blood Sugar to Be Aware Of," 6 Nov. 2019 Hughes has lived with type 1 diabetes for 50 years now – but that has never stopped him. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "92-year-old cyclist was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 50 years ago. Now, he cycles for a cure.," 16 Oct. 2019 Those signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes can come on over a period of weeks or months. Korin Miller, Health.com, "What Causes Type 1 Diabetes? 3 Things You Need to Know, According to Doctors," 22 Nov. 2019 That could also include treatments for type 1 diabetes, lupus, and organ transplantation. Matthew Herper, STAT, "Jeffrey Bluestone steps down as Parker Institute president to develop cell therapies for autoimmune diseases," 6 Feb. 2020 At the time, the press was selling embryonic-stem-cell research as the path to cure everything from Alzheimer’s disease to type 1 diabetes. Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, "Donald Trump’s Pro-Life Presidency," 6 Feb. 2020 Patel also has type 1 diabetes, which increases the risk of kidney failure. Molly Duerig, azcentral, "Arizona fares better than most in challenging environment for organ transplants," 27 Dec. 2019 Gut microbes also might be related to other childhood diseases, such as type 1 diabetes. Martin Oeggerli, National Geographic, "How trillions of microbes affect every stage of our life—from birth to old age," 17 Dec. 2019

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Type 1 diabetes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/type%201%20diabetes. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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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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