Know about Type 1 Diabetes

Know about Type 1 Diabetes


We know by now that we need to eat the right foods, need to work out, and do stuff that is healthy for us. Because maintaining good health does not happen by accident, it requires work and smart lifestyle choices. But sometimes when we wake up at 6 am to hit the gym before work or shunning the donuts in breakfast, it’s easy to lose sight of for what are we doing all these. So here are some top articles choices that can keep you motivated to lead a healthy lifestyle and keep diseases at bay.

Know about Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes mellitus is also known as IDDM or Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, as insulin must be taken by the patients suffering from type 1 diabetes, as they can not secrete insulin due to destruction (autoimmune destruction) of insulin secreting beta cells of pancreas. Formerly, type 1 diabetes was known as juvenile diabetes, because, type 1 diabetes occurs at young age group.

What are the symptoms of type 1 diabetes?

Due to lack or absence of insulin, glucose concentration in blood increase and also there is excretion of glucose in urine. Increase of blood glucose and excretion of glucose in urine gives rise to classical symptoms of diabetes, polyuria (frequency of urination due to increase production of urine), polydipsia (increase thirst) and polyphagia (increase hunger). Despite increase in hunger, patients of type 1 diabetes suffer from weight loss and fatigue, which are also in important symptoms of diabetes, especially type 1 diabetes mellitus.

There is no cure for diabetes (all types of diabetes including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and other forms of diabetes). But there are several organizations and research foundations which are trying to find type 1 diabetes cure.

Treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus:

Type 1 diabetes mellitus may be fatal, unless treated appropriately with insulin. Injection form is the most commonly used form of insulin, although there are other forms such as inhaled insulin and insulin pumps (both of these forms are used only rarely).

There are some other methods (treatment modalities) of treatment of type 1 diabetes, although most are still in experimental stage, such as pancreatic islet cell transplantation or pancreas transplantation etc. and many individuals are opting for these treatment modalities for type 1 diabetes treatment.

Treatment of type 1 diabetes has to be carried out indefinitely at present and most commonly, insulin therapy is used. The aim of treatment of type 1 diabetes currently is to help the diabetic maintain normal activities and with appropriate training, awareness, care, discipline in testing and dosing of insulin, it is possible to maintain normal activities of life by type 1 diabetes patients. But many patients find the lifelong rigorous insulin injection schedule cumbersome and find problem to comply.

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