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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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 The stuffed animal was given to Emmy when she was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Wayne Drash, CNN, "The medicine keeping her alive was also killing her," 12 June 2018 Two other lawmakers, Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), both parents of children with type 1 diabetes, have teamed up to focus on drug prices. Irl Hirsch, STAT, "Paying the price for insulin," 17 May 2018 After her little sister experienced symptoms of type 1 diabetes in August 2016, Olivia Allen stayed by Mia’s side at the hospital and then got to work sewing a stuffed animal to comfort her. Cindy Cantrell, BostonGlobe.com, "Needham sisters fight type 1 diabetes together," 24 May 2018 Alec was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 23 after suffering flu-like symptoms. Jeremy Olson, chicagotribune.com, "Son's death pushes Minnesota mom into fight against high, rising drug prices," 17 May 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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