Type one Diabetes

Mariah Ross,
Damiana Brookins,
Isabella Wilder

Definition: Type One Diabetes is a disease in which there is too much sugar in the blood.

     Type One Diabetes is a disease that attacks the immune system and kills all the body's beta cells. You can inherit this disease by  parents or grandparents. You can ATTEMPT to avoid it by taking a shot named "Insulin Shots." In Type One diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and teenagers.It was previously known as juvenile diabetes.

     If you are a man with Type One Diabetes the odds of your child getting Type One Diabetes is 1 in 17. If you are a woman with Type One Diabetes and your child was born before you turned 25 your child’s risk is 1 in 25. If you had your child after age 25 the likelihood of your childhood getting Type One Diabetes is 1 in 100.


ABOUT  THE PICTURES

First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth Pictures                                                                        Someone is getting their finger pricked. You must have your fingers pricked at least six times a day. You get your finger pricked so your doctor can run tests  to determine the amount of medication you need.

Third Picture                                                                                                              Someone has an insulin pump attached to their body. When you do not produce enough insulin you have a chance of passing out.

*Citations*

- "About Type 1 Diabetes." About Type 1 Diabetes. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2013.

-"Genes Can Cause Type 1 Diabetes." Genes Can Cause Type 1 Diabetes. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2013.

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