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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 1 (diabetes type 1)?
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
13 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great answer. Wishing you'all the very best.
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Autoimmune diabetes
Actually, the term 'juvenile diabetes' is no longer used since there are adults who develop type i diabetes, due to the same autoimmune destruction of the pancreas, resulting in zero Insulin production.
"insulin-dependent" diabetes is also inaccurate as many type 2 diabetics (related to Insulin resistance and obesity) ultimately require Insulin to control blood sugar.

In brief: Autoimmune diabetes
Actually, the term 'juvenile diabetes' is no longer used since there are adults who develop type i diabetes, due to the same autoimmune destruction of the pancreas, resulting in zero Insulin production.
"insulin-dependent" diabetes is also inaccurate as many type 2 diabetics (related to Insulin resistance and obesity) ultimately require Insulin to control blood sugar.
Dr. B.Gabriel Smolarz
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Dr. Yu Sun
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Inherited diabetes
Type 1 diabetes mellitus, known as childhood or Insulin dependent diabetes, occurs in about 1 in 10 cases of diabetes, the rest being of type 2.

In brief: Inherited diabetes
Type 1 diabetes mellitus, known as childhood or Insulin dependent diabetes, occurs in about 1 in 10 cases of diabetes, the rest being of type 2.
Dr. Yu Sun
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
good answer. Wishing you'all the best.
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Call your primary provider.
Dr. Vakas Sial
Internal Medicine
In brief: Inactive pancreas
Type 1 diabetes is an immune disorder in which the body attacks and destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.
As a result, the body cannot produce Insulin and glucose stays in the blood, where it damages all the organ systems. Because people with type 1 diabetes must take Insulin in order to survive – and because it often strikes children - this form of the disease is commonly refer.

In brief: Inactive pancreas
Type 1 diabetes is an immune disorder in which the body attacks and destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.
As a result, the body cannot produce Insulin and glucose stays in the blood, where it damages all the organ systems. Because people with type 1 diabetes must take Insulin in order to survive – and because it often strikes children - this form of the disease is commonly refer.
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