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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The mainstay of type 1 diabetes treatment is insulin, discovered 97 years ago. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, "In milestone trial, experimental drug delays type 1 diabetes," 9 June 2019 Megan Sykes, an immunologist at Columbia University, has spent years using human fetal tissue to develop a mouse with a humanlike immune system, which mimics how type 1 diabetes develops in humans. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "In wake of Trump's fetal tissue clampdown, scientists strain to adjust," 11 June 2019 Beta cells are destroyed in type 1 diabetes by an autoimmune response. San Diego Union-Tribune, "How old are your organs? Salk, UCSD mouse study finds human clues," 6 June 2019 When his type 1 diabetes patients can’t keep up with the high cost of insulin, Mark Schutta half-jokingly offers a radical solution: Buy an off-season ticket to France. Ilene Raymond Rush, Philly.com, "High insulin costs have diabetes patients, doctors scrambling for answers," 20 June 2018 But, please remember, insulin therapy is the only treatment for type 1 diabetes. Jennifer Lavallee, SELF, "5 Things I’m Sick of Hearing as Someone With Type 1 Diabetes," 29 Aug. 2018 Some people also experience blurred vision as an early symptom of type 1 diabetes. Korin Miller, SELF, "The Diabetes Symptom That Finally Helped Nick Jonas Get a Diagnosis," 19 Nov. 2018 People with type 1 diabetes, a disease in which the pancreas does not make insulin (or makes very little), need to take insulin via injection or insulin pump, according to the Mayo Clinic. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Why a ‘Sugar Hangover’ Can Feel as Terrible as the Real Thing," 27 Oct. 2018 An estimated 30 to 45 percent of women with type 1 diabetes will suffer from diabulimia at some point. Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times, "It’s a dangerous eating disorder that affects people with diabetes. So why haven’t you heard of it?," 20 Aug. 2018

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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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