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  • Type 1 Diabetes

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    Type 1 Diabetes Overview

    Normally, the body's immune system fights off foreign invaders like viruses or bacteria. But for unknown reasons, in people with type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks various cells in the body.

    Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms

    Symptoms of type 1 diabetes usually develop quickly, over a few days to weeks, and are caused by blood sugar levels rising above the normal range (hyperglycemia).

    Type 1 Diabetes Causes

    You can inherit a tendency to develop type 1 diabetes, but most people who have the disease have no family history of it.

    In type 1 diabetes, the body’s ability to regulate blood glucose is severely impaired. Blood glucose (blood sugar), is produced from the digestion of food (mostly carbohydrates) and by the liver, and is the source of energy for every cell of the body. The pancreas no longer produces the hormone insulin. Insulin's job is to take the glucose from the blood and transport it to the cells to create energy. Lack of insulin causes the glucose to build up in the blood, and overtime cause serious damage to all body systems.
    Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system attacks the insulin producing cells of the pancreas, called beta-cells, and destroys them. Very little is yet known why this happens, but the body must now depend on external insulin to survive.
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    What Causes Type 1 Diabetes?

    It is suspected that some kind of infection or virus triggers the autoimmune response that attacks the beta cells of the pancreas. The anti-body GAD (glutamic acid decarboxylase) is found in 70-80 percent of type 1 diabetes patients.
    The environment may also be a factor. More cases of diabetes are diagnosed in the winter months, in Northern climates, and in Caucasians. For instance, Canada has 60 percent more cases diagnosed per year than the U.S. Other factors that have been explored are childhood feeding practices, childhood viruses, and genetic susceptibility.

    Type 1 is mostly diagnosed between the ages of 10 and 14, hence the earlier name of "juvenile diabetes." These patients no longer produce the essential hormone insulin, and type 1 is sometimes called "insulin-dependent" diabetes. Neither older name is accurate, since people can develop type 1 at any age and many people with type 2 diabetes also depend on external insulin shots. Five-10 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes are type 1, but type 1 account for almost all the cases in children under age 10. Seventy-five percent of all cases of type 1 diabetes are diagnosed in individual's under18 years of age.


    The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation offers these statistics:

    • As many as three million Americans may have type 1 diabetes.
    • Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults - approximately 80 people per day - are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the U.S.
    • Eighty-five percent of people living with type 1 diabetes are adults.
    • The rate of type 1 diabetes incidence among children under the age of 14 is estimated to increase by three percent annually worldwide.

    What is LADA?

    The first signs of high blood sugar may come about slowly, and for some time the person is unaware that something is wrong. Classic symptoms are:

    • Excessive thirst (polydypsia)
    • Excessive urination (polyuria)
    • Excessive hunger (polyphagia)

    Children may start bed-wetting, and eating and drinking voraciously without normal growth, or even losing weight. Young adults may be losing sleep because of nightly bathroom trips, and complain of extreme fatigue, weakness. Blurred vision, irritability and unexplained weight loss develop over time. Simply, the body is starving because it is unable to use food as fuel.
    Without treatment, the symptoms will become more serious, indicative of very high blood glucose:

    • Rapid breathing and heart rate
    • Dehydration
    • Fruity breath odor
    • Sweating and shaking
    • Stomach pain
    • Nausea and vomiting

    This is an emergency situation- call the doctor or contact us for herbal remedies. This is diabetic ketoacidosis.

     

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