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Can you get rid of type 1 diabetes?

Can you get rid of type 1 diabetes?

I doubt it: Type 1 diabetes implys you can no longer make Insulin most often because a virus attacked the pancreas and the injury stopped production. Newly diagnosed type 1 pts may go thru months where they make some but this fades. Once the scaring is complete, you need a source of Insulin (injections) to keep your blood sugar in line.Research may help for later but for now its permanent. ...Read more

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How can you get type 1 diabetes?

How can you get type 1 diabetes?

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. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of type 1 diabetes?

Is there any way to get rid of type 1 diabetes?

May be in future: There is intensive research going on to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and it may be possible in future. There was report of cure of dibetes in mice from aurora colorado . And reserch on pacreatic transplant and stem cells are going on and look promising.Keep tuned up to health tap. ...Read more

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What causes you to get different symtoms in diabetes type 1 and 2?

Different issues: In type one, you make no Insulin and the metabolism breaks down unless you inject it. In type 2, you make it but not enough so the metabolism works some but not well. ...Read more

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At what age can you get type 1 diabetes?

At what age can you get type 1 diabetes?

Rare < 5: The loss or inability to make Insulin defines type1. It is very rare but reported in early infancy.I've seen 2 <2y in 30yr, most cases seem to cluster in 7-12yr age group. With this definition, we also see late teens or adulthood and can be confusing to some who only expect type 2 in adults. ...Read more

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How can you prevent type 1 diabetes?

How can you prevent type 1 diabetes?

Avoid illness: There is probably a genetic predisposition to dm1 that is like problem waiting to happen.If a kid has a viral infection, then develops antibodies that think his/her Insulin producing cells are related to the virus, then his/her immune system begins killing those cells &dm1 will result.The idea of a vaccine for the virus has been looked into but none are available at present. Research may fix this. ...Read more

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Can you get type 1 diabetes vs type 2?

Can you get type 1 diabetes vs type 2?

Either: Type 2 is the most common but you can get either type anytime. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of type 2 diabetes?

How can I get rid of type 2 diabetes?

You cannot: Talk to your doctor about the best way to normalize your sugars and also how to avoid the large (heart attack and strokes) and small (eye, kidney and feet) blood vessel problems that people with dm are more prone to. ...Read more

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Can i get pancreatitis from type 1 diabetes?

Can i get pancreatitis from type 1 diabetes?

Generally no: Most common causes of acute pancreatitis are gallstones and alcohol consumption. There does appear to be an association between diabetes and pancreatitis (see http://sgoti.Ws/pqgki2 ) however a direct causative role is not clear. ...Read more

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What can you do to take care of type 1 diabetes?

Insulin: Only Insulin treats type 1 dm. There's a lot involved in terms of learning to check blood sugars, diet management, ways to take insulin, and other education. A diabetes center would offer the best overall education and comprehensive care. Many internists and family practice doctors also manage diabetes though aren't usually part of a diabetes center. Pediatric endocrinologists treat type 1 in kids. ...Read more

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How can I take care of type 1 diabetes?

How can I take care of type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes. : Choose a physician who understands how important lifestyle is even for a type 1 diabetic. Eat right, exercise, have your labs checked as directed by your doctor, have a retinal exam at least once a year, and check your feet regularly. Some studies show that taking Alpha Lipoic Acid can decrease the need for Insulin even in a type 1 diabetic. Work closely with your doctor. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you go with undiagnosed type 1 diabetes?

For what length of time can you go with undiagnosed type 1 diabetes?

A few weeks at most!: Without insulin+amylin, produced by the beta cells, people go into diabetic ketoacidosis & die within days to a few weeks at most, pending how insufficient their production is. While type i rarely occurs in adults, it remains an overwhelmingly <20 y/o onset issue, reasons not understood, but dominant evidence that autoimmunity is key, however triggered & maintained. Check your c-peptide. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the problems of swollen feet in type 1 diabetes?

Can you please tell me the problems of swollen feet in type 1 diabetes?

Swollen feet: If your blood sugars are out of control, you can develop irritation in the nerves as a result of high blood sugar not converting to useful glucose in the nerve cells. Glucose will therefore convert to another type of sugar that actually irritates the nerve cells that therefore can cause nerve swelling which will diminish nerve function. Diminished nerve function can also reduce blood flow or change muscle function as well resulting in swelling. ...Read more

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Can you get type 2 diabetes on top of type 1?

Can you get type 2 diabetes on top of type 1?

Double diabetes: Yes. It's possible to get type 2 diabetes on top of type 1. With type 1, your body can't make insulin, with type 2 your body can become resistant to insulin. Risk factors for type 2 include being overweight and a sedentary lifestyle, so it's important to eat healthily and be active even if you're type 1! ...Read more

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What kinds of things might lead to type 1 diabetes?

What kinds of things might lead to type 1 diabetes?

Autoimmune disease: Type ! is usually an autoimmune disease, which means that your body attacks and kills the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. This usually happens in childhood and is not inherited. Adults can develop this as well but happens about 15 to 20 years after being diagnoses with type 2 (inherited) and it is usually because the pancreas no longer makes insulin. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a wart when your diabetic?

How can you get rid of a wart when your diabetic?

Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read more

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How could someone with varices (sort of vascular disease) get rid of it?

How could someone with varices (sort of vascular disease) get rid of it?

Can be removed: Depending on the location of your varices your doctor can remove them using different methods that go from the least invasive like foam sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation, phlebectomy and ligation. That being said usually varices tend to recur. ...Read more

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Diabetes, Type 1 (Definition)

A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. ...Read more