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Is type 1 diabetes reversible?

Is type 1 diabetes reversible?

Nope: There is currently no way to reverse type one diabetes. There are studies for newly diagnosed children and several experimental research strategies being pursued internationally. Artificial Pancreas technology is the closest we have gotten to cure, and this is an active area of research now. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

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Is type 1 diabetes preventable?

Not Yet: Type one is a cruel autoimmune phenomena in which your immune system attacks your pancreas until it's " dead" so to speak. There is a research study called " trial net" where first degree relatives can have their blood screened for these antibodies, and there are studies ongoing now for early intervention therapies, there is some exciting progress here, but trial net is your best bet! ...Read more

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Is type 1 diabetes hereditary?

Is type 1 diabetes hereditary?

Sort of: One in 400-500 people in the general population develops t1d, but 1 in 20 (5 percent) people are at risk if a parent, sibling, or child has the disease. That means that genes are important and play a role but it's not everything. Environmental factors are also involved that increase the risk for these genes to cause diabetes type 1. We are still trying to find out what and how it does this. ...Read more

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Is type 1 diabetes dangerous?

Is type 1 diabetes dangerous?

Yes!: This is the only chronic disease in which the treatment is quite a potentially dangerous medicine, insulin. Insulin is lifesaving, but very difficult to dose for those with type one diabetes. Insulin must be dosed just right, and the danger is that giving too much insulin will lead to a serious low blood sugar. Continuous Monitoring of blood sugar with CGM technology can minimize this risk. ...Read more

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Is type 1 diabetes common?

Is type 1 diabetes common?

1 in 300: About one in three hundred children have type one diabetes. It is the second most common chronic illness of childhood, behind asthma which is quite common, at one in 10. ...Read more

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Is type 1 diabetes genetic?

Is type 1 diabetes genetic?

NO, but...: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition and so can strike anyone. But some ethnicities are more prone to it and so are some families. Generally, first order family members of an affected person have a slightly higher chance. Identical twin has almost 50% chance of incidence. See below for more info. ...Read more

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What is type 1 diabetes?

What is type 1 diabetes?

Autoimmune Dz: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (dm 1) is disease in which the beta cell of the pancreas, which produce insulin, have been destroyed by, usually in childhood. It is thought to be a result of the immune response of the body rather than the virus itself that does it. After onset, the patient no longer makes enough Insulin and will require Insulin for life. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 1 (diabetes type 1)?

What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 1 (diabetes type 1)?

Lack of insulin: Due to destruction of the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas, the body is incapable of making insulin. It often, but not always, occurs in children and young adults. It must be treated with insulin. Type 2 is due to the body's inability to use Insulin efficiently. It can be treated either with pills or insulin, and usually, but not always, occurs in adults. ...Read more

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Is type 1 diabetes always treated with insulin?

Is type 1 diabetes always treated with insulin?

Yes : Type 1 diabetes is a complete Insulin deficiency. People with type 1 diabetes must be given Insulin to survive. Insulin has a great impact on metablolism. ...Read more

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Is gestational diabetes a form of type 2 or type 1 diabetes?

Is gestational diabetes a form of type 2 or type 1 diabetes?

Neither: It is really a separate type, one that occurs in pregnancy. It is more like type2, but treated more like type1. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Not directly: Type 1 diabetes occurs more often in some ethnic groups;higher in caucasions much lower in asians.Susceptability from parent to child may approximate 5%, but that means~95% don't.It occurs more often in populations susceptable to auto-immune disorders and may arise in someone with a previous problem like autoimmune hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Yes: It is thought to be hereditary. If you have a child with diabetes, your other children have a one in 20 chance of developing diabetes, which is much greater than the population ( one in 300) ...Read more

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How is type 1 diabetes diagnosed officially?

How is type 1 diabetes diagnosed officially?

See below: Diagnosis of type i diabetes is established when typical symptoms such as weight loss, frequent urination/drinking are associated with fasting blood glucose level of 126 mg/dl or above or 2 hours postprandial glucose level 200 or above. ...Read more

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What is autoimmunity's role in type 1 diabetes?

What is autoimmunity's role in type 1 diabetes?

It is an autoimmune: Type i diabetes begins as a body's attack pancreas specifically the islet cells. Eventually this leads to an impairment in the production of insulin, and a dysregulation of glucose homeostasis. It almost always needs to be treated with Insulin and a skilled physician (usually an endocrinologist). ...Read more

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How is optic atrophy type 1 inherited?

How is optic atrophy type 1 inherited?

Autosomal dominant: Optic atrophy type 1 (opa1, or kjer type optic atrophy) causes a slow loss of vision in both eyes beginning in early childhood which varies but is usually moderate, so that it seldom causes total blindness. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant way, so usually either one or the other parent of the affected person also has the condition, though spontaneous mutation may also occur and cause it. ...Read more

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How is type 1 diabetes disorder treated in general?

How is type 1 diabetes disorder treated in general?

Insulin: In addition to monitoring diet and exercise, type 1 diabetics are treated with injections of Insulin or with an Insulin pump. ...Read more

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How is type 1 diabetes treated in pregnancy?

How is type 1 diabetes treated in pregnancy?

With insulin and: With very tight control of glucose. Several physicianss will need to be involved in the care of a type i diabetic who is pregnant, including endocrinologist and an obstetrician and OB specialist. ...Read more

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Is type 1 diabetes reversible?

Nope: There is currently no way to reverse type one diabetes. There are studies for newly diagnosed children and several experimental research strategies being pursued internationally. Artificial Pancreas technology is the closest we have gotten to cure, and this is an active area of research now. ...Read more

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How do you teach a child about type 1 diabetes when he’s just been diagnosed?

How do you teach a child about type 1 diabetes when he’s just been diagnosed?

DM team instruction: Every kid i pick up with dm1 is sent to a center with certified diabetes educators and physicians to begin the families orientation to this life changing event. My closest centers are fort worth, dallas, temple or austin but one has a local clinic for regular followup visits. Small hospital facilities & regular physicians often don't have the time or current info to do a well rounded orientation. ...Read more

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What is type 1 diabetes?

Autoimmune Dz: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (dm 1) is disease in which the beta cell of the pancreas, which produce insulin, have been destroyed by, usually in childhood. It is thought to be a result of the immune response of the body rather than the virus itself that does it. After onset, the patient no longer makes enough Insulin and will require Insulin for life. ...Read more

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Is type 1 diabetes common?

1 in 300: About one in three hundred children have type one diabetes. It is the second most common chronic illness of childhood, behind asthma which is quite common, at one in 10. ...Read more

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What's type 1 diabetes like?

What's type 1 diabetes like?

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). ...Read more

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Is type 1 diabetes dangerous?

Yes!: This is the only chronic disease in which the treatment is quite a potentially dangerous medicine, insulin. Insulin is lifesaving, but very difficult to dose for those with type one diabetes. Insulin must be dosed just right, and the danger is that giving too much insulin will lead to a serious low blood sugar. Continuous Monitoring of blood sugar with CGM technology can minimize this risk. ...Read more

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Is type 1 diabetes hereditary?

Sort of: One in 400-500 people in the general population develops t1d, but 1 in 20 (5 percent) people are at risk if a parent, sibling, or child has the disease. That means that genes are important and play a role but it's not everything. Environmental factors are also involved that increase the risk for these genes to cause diabetes type 1. We are still trying to find out what and how it does this. ...Read more

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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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How do people get type 1 diabetes?

How do people get type 1 diabetes?

See below: 1. Typical type 1- is a genetic disease where beta-cells-lose of Insulin production is triggered by unknown factors in environment-? Virus, environmental toxins. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Yes: It is thought to be hereditary. If you have a child with diabetes, your other children have a one in 20 chance of developing diabetes, which is much greater than the population ( one in 300) ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Not directly: Type 1 diabetes occurs more often in some ethnic groups;higher in caucasions much lower in asians.Susceptability from parent to child may approximate 5%, but that means~95% don't.It occurs more often in populations susceptable to auto-immune disorders and may arise in someone with a previous problem like autoimmune hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes be transmitted?

Can type 1 diabetes be transmitted?

Genetically, yes: Type 1 diabetes can sometimes run in families, by genetic transmission of auto-immune tendencies. Some researchers believe that a type of coxsackie virus infection can provoke an autoimmune response in a susceptible person to develop type 1 diabetes. Although coxsackie virus infection can be passed from person to person, this is unlikely to cause transmission of type 1 diabetes in the same way. ...Read more

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Can I be intern with type 1 diabetes?

Yes: Intern? If properly treated, you can do and be anything with type 1 diabetes. ...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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What medications treat type 1 diabetes?

Insulin: Type 1 diabetes is caused by the failure of the beta cells in the pancreas to produce insulin. Since Insulin is necessary to get glucose into all the cells in your body the only treatment is injecting insulin. Usually 2 types of insulin, long acting and short acting. There are no pills to treat type 1 diabetes. ...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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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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Diabetes, Type 1 (Definition)

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