Type 1 Diabetes  

Introduction: Type 1 Diabetes: A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin

Pathology: Type 1 diabetes can affect major organs in your body, including heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. Keeping your blood sugar level close to normal most of the time can dramatically reduce the risk of many complications.

Symptoms:

Deep, rapid breathing.

Dry skin and mouth.

Flushed face.

Fruity breath odor.

Nausea or vomiting;

inability to keep down fluids.

Stomach pain.

Causes: The body's own immune system which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses. Genetics also may play a role in this process, and exposure to certain environmental factors, such as viruses.

Treatment: People with type 1 diabetes  must take insulin as part of their treatment. Because their bodies can't make insulin anymore, they need to get the right amount to keep their blood sugar levels in a healthy range

Sources: www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-1/

www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/type-1-diabetes

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-1-diabetes/

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