Type 1 Diabetes

By: Christiana Groat

Background Information

It was found out that they are two types of diabetes about 100 years ago.

Symptoms

Some of the symptoms of type 1 diabetes include increased thirst, fatigue, blurred vision, frequent urination, and hunger.

Causation

T1 diabetes is caused by lack of insulin produced by the pancreas. It is not a communicable disease meaning it can't be spread from person to person. It is hereditary meaning it could be passed down through your family.

Diagnosis and Treatments

To treat diabetes, the patient must have insulin injected because if taken by the mouth other cells would destroy it.

Prevention

Right now, there is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes.