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what causes a child to develop juvenile diabetes type 1?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Multifactorial: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body produces antibodies which attack the pancreatic insulin-producing cells. There are genetic factors which contribute to this; however, there is/are environmental trigger(s) which have not yet been identified. So, even if someone has the genetic potential for type 1 diabetes, it's not enough to get it.

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Juvenile diabetes symptoms? How can one tell if their child has juvenile diabetes?

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Type I DM: Typical symptoms are weight loss, excess thirst, frequent urination, and bedwetting.

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