type 1 diabetes


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type 1 diabetes

or type 1 diabetes mellitus
n.
A chronic autoimmune disease in which the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas are destroyed, leading to high glucose levels in the blood and resulting in impaired metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. The disease, which is characterized by excessive thirst, frequent urination, metabolic acidosis, and wasting, typically appears in childhood or adolescence and requires lifelong administration of insulin. Also called insulin-dependent diabetes, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
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Type 1 diabetes is often known as insulin-dependent diabetes.
The report, Incidence of insulin-treated diabetes in Australia 2000-2011, shows that there were 2,367 new cases of type 1 diabetes in Australia in 2011, equating to 11 new cases per 100,000 people.
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Such antibodies, it turns out, may on their own stall the runaway autoimmunity that is the core cause of type 1 diabetes.
Studies in the United Kingdom and United States have linked nitrate in water to type 1 diabetes, while studies in Sweden and Finland have shown a dose-response relationship between type 1 diabetes and foods rich in nitrate, nitrite, and nitrosamines.
Insufficient amounts of insulin clearly lead to the symptoms of type 1 diabetes, but researchers haven't known whether the hormone directly sets the immune system on its course to creating the disease.
Have a higher body mass index (BMI) than children with type 1 diabetes.
Two studies suggest that giving cereals to diabetes-susceptible infants within 3 months of birth greatly enhances their risk for type 1 diabetes.