A 38-year-old member asked:
can you tell me more about diabetes mellitus type 1?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza answered
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Autoimmune: Type 1 diabetes is more frequent in the juvenile years though you can get it at any time, that is why it used to be called juvenille diabetes. For reasons yet to be identified( there could be many) your body makes antibodies against the cells that produce Insulin destroying them and rendering the person Insulin deficient.
Answered on Feb 21, 2017
Dr. Yash Khanna answered
56 years experience Family Medicine
Needs insulin to con: Type 1 diabetes is Insulin dependant and is treated with Insulin injections or Insulin pump and patients including children and the p[arents need to be educated about strict control to avoid complications.
Answered on Oct 22, 2016
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