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Type 1 Diabetes

The more severe form of diabetes is type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes. Type 1 diabetes usually develops in children and teenagers, though it can develop at any age.

Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition when body’s immune system attacks parts of its own pancreas. Scientists are not yet sure what causes this auto-immune reaction, in this reaction immune system mistakenly sees the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas as foreign, and destroys them. This attack is known as “autoimmune” disease.

Insulin producing cells are called “islets” (pronounced eye-lets) are the one that sense glucose in the blood and in response produce the necessary amount of insulin to normalize the blood sugar.

What causes Type 1 Diabetes

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

Cure and Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

Balancing Act for Type 1 Diabetes

 

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