Type 1 Diabetes

What does type 1 diabetes mean?

This means that the body does not produce insulin, which is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.

Symptoms

Some symptoms are frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, extreme fatigue and irritability.
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Causes

A cause is becausethe body's immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

Treatment

Treatments for type 1 diabetes are taking insulin, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy, and monitoring blood sugar.
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Statistics

  • About 18.8 million people are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
  • About 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010.
  • 12.6 million, or 10.8% of all women aged 20 years or older have diabetes
  • 13.0 million, or 11.8% of all men aged 20 years or older have diabetes
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Diagnosis

There are 3 different tests you can take to see if you have diabetes.

  • The A1C Test
  • The fasting plasma glucose test
  • The oral glucose tolerance test


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Prevention

You can prevent yourself from getting diabetes by maintaing a healthy weight, doing physical activities, and changing your diet.
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Sources

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"Diabetes Basics." Facts About Type 1. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2013.

Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 23 Jan. 2013. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.

"Diabetes Basics." Diabetes Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.

"Diabetes Basics." Diagnosing Diabetes and Prediabetes. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.

"Diabetes Basics." Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.