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Type 1 Diabetes: Symptoms and Life with the Disease

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 18, 2016 12:36:45 PM

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus type 1 (also known as type 1 diabetes, or T1D; formerly known as insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes) is a metabolic disease.  It occurs when the immune system destroys beta cells in the pancreas.  Beta cells produce a hormone called insulin.  This hormone is needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells in order to produce energy.  Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease.  Type 1 is more common among white people than in African Americans.  Women and men are affected equally.  Although the disease typically starts in individuals under the age of 20, it can occur at any stage of life.

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Information on Diabetes: What to Know and What to Do

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 20, 2013 2:26:30 PM

Diabetes affects almost 26 million people in the United States - a whopping 8.3% of the national population - so chances are you’ve known someone affected by the disease. Whether you personally have diabetes, care for someone with diabetes, or just want to stay informed, read on to get quick, important and potentially life-saving information on diabetes.


  

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