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What's type 1 diabetes like?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Bad: It is a serious life long illness, requiring constant attention to diet and treatment with Insulin injections.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Starts early in life: Type 1 starts early in life - kids adapt to illness quicker. Nowadays they have a small electronic tool that helps them deliver the dosage and keep filled with Insulin - i see kids are savy with new equipments and use these like their gaming tools and adapt well. Most of the people with type 1 adapt well to lifestyle requirements. There are famous people with type 1 - like nick jonas (music).
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Constant challenge: I have a 14 year old with type one diabetes, and I can say that it is a constant challenge. It fills your thoughts frequently through the day, and doesn't let up. it requires your constant attention, like a crying baby. Then you feel bad often when you don't dose the insulin just right. We are hoping for a cure soon.

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How can you get type 1 diabetes?

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Nobody knows: Type 1 dm is an autoimmune disease occurring when an environmental trigger(s) sets off genes in the body to make antibodies against insulin-producing cells. Even with the genetic predisposition, there is only a 40% chance of getting diabetes. If an identical twin has type 1 diabetes, the other won't necessarily get it.
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Can I be intern with type 1 diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Well said! A few of my colleagues have type 1 diabetes and did well through all of their training.
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