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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

Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Diabetes, Type 1 (Definition)

A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to produce energy. ...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?

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?

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?

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 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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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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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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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?

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?

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?

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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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What medications treat type 1 diabetes?

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?

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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more