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Why are so many young children being diagonosed with type 1 diabeties?

Why are so many young children being diagonosed with type 1 diabeties?

Hard to tell: Well, it's hard to tell why children become t1 diabetics. It's thought that diabetes in children is far less common that the adult onset or type 2 diabetes. The ratio is usually 1:10 (t1:t2). There has been no definite answer as to what causes it. Genetics, certain diseases (usually viral ones) occurred in childhood may influence the onset of it. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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What is the most common cause for having diabetes in children? Type 1 or 2?

What is the most common cause for having diabetes in children? Type 1 or 2?

Type 1: Type 1 diabetes typically presents in a younger population while type 2 in an older. This is not always the case, though. As more children become obese, more are getting type 2, but most children who have diabetes have type 1. Conversely, most adults have type 2. ...Read more

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Why are children more likely to get type one diabetes the adults? --why aren't adults more likely to get type one?

Why are children more likely to get type one diabetes the adults? --why aren't adults more likely to get type one?

Type : Type 1 diabetes is a problem where your body doesn't make enough insulin. It's more commonly found in young people and the cause is uncertain although fortunately there is tremendous research going on to find out. The pancrease (pancrelipase) doesn't make adequate Insulin supplies for your body. Type 2 diabetes is usually found in older people and the problem is that your body isn't sensitive to the effects of Insulin so your blood sugar goes up even though you have a lot of Insulin in your body. The good news about type 2 is you get control of your disease. Lose weight, exercise, eat the right stuff ( dodge the "whites"- potatoes, sugar, flour, rice) and you can make tremendous strides in controlling it without a lot of medicines. The type 1 diabetes use very small doses of Insulin (compared to the type2s) and have very labile blood sugars- type 2s don't do that so much. Some medications for them overlap but in general the type 1s need Insulin and type 2s don't. ...Read more

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What are some cookbooks for children with type one diabetes?

What are some cookbooks for children with type one diabetes?

No need for cookbook: Dm 1 only requires the correct amount of calories and guidance of nutritionist. He needs Insulin injections due to lack of production. ...Read more

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What causes diabetes mellitus type 1 to develop in children?

What causes diabetes mellitus type 1 to develop in children?

Autoimmunity: Autoimmune destruction of beta cells in the islets of pancreas abrogates the ability to produce insulin. This may be instigated by viral infection, however no specific agent has been identified. ...Read more

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My husband has type 1 diabetes. What is the risk for my children?

My husband has type 1 diabetes. What is the risk for my children?

Diabetes risk: Having an immediate relative with type 1 dm increases one's risk of developing dm by 10-20 times. Comparing mother and father, if the father has type 1 dm, the risk his children will have it is approx 1 in 10, if mother has it, the risk is lower to 1 in 25. If a brother has it, the risk of another sibling has dm is 1 in 10. ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes only emerge at a young age?

Can type 1 diabetes only emerge at a young age?

No: T1dm used to be called "juvenile diabetes" but that term is no longer used since t1dm can come at any age, although it is more prevalent in young people. ...Read more

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What can help treat children with type 1 diabetes?

What can help treat children with type 1 diabetes?

See prior , plus: A complex question, but the best rx starts with everything that would be advised for the healthy development of any child. Type 1diabetic places that person at risk of more rapid agingof cardiocascular system. Additionally, maintaining a normal wt for ht, keeping an active lifestyle, eating healthy small meals 4-5 times daily, reg checkups, self-monitoring of bs. Love, don't smother, don't spoil. ...Read more

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What medications treat type 1 diabetes in children?

What medications treat type 1 diabetes in children?

Insulin: Insulin is the prime medication for type 1 insulin. Dietary management is important as well. ...Read more

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