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Treating Type 1 Diabetes
I am a 16 year old diabetic and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes one year ago. Do you think they will find and give me a cure in my lifetime?
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
Several available: The classical presentation is a very sick child with blood sugars 5-10 x normal & evidence of sugar & fat breakdown in the urine. It may be picked up with a random urine test(sugar) or random blood sugar to high, or A1c level above normal. Some reserch labs look into antibodies to Insulin producing cells but this not used for most cases. Blood sugars that are too high are the main screening tool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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