ABOUT DIABETES

 

Type 1 Diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes):

Type 1 diabetes is an auto immune disease, which means the bodies system for fighting infection turns against a part of the body (Pancreas). It is also called insulin dependent diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, due to some unknown reasons the immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas and destroys them, hence the production of insulin is affected severely, resulting in people with type 1 diabetes needing to take injections of insulin every day in order to Metabolize sugar to keep blood glucose levels to a normal range in their blood. Non access of insulin to a type 1 diabetic patient may result in the patient lapsing into a life-threatening diabetic coma also known as diabetic ketoacidosis. Type 1 diabetes most often develops in children and young adults, but can appear at any age. It accounts for about five to ten percent of Diagnosed diabetics globally.