type I diabetes


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Noun1.type I diabetes - severe diabetes mellitus with an early onsettype I diabetes - severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease
diabetic acidosis, ketoacidosis - acidosis with an accumulation of ketone bodies; occurs primarily in diabetes mellitus
diabetes mellitus, DM - diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria; "when doctors say `diabetes' they usually mean `diabetes mellitus'"
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
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Even with insulin therapy, type I diabetes is far from a benign disorder.
One million people like Hannah have Type I diabetes, a condition caused by the body's inability to produce insulin, the key that allows glucose to fuel up cells and run all vital functions.
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or Type I diabetes
Every year, thousands of people, young and old, experience the malaise and nagging thirst that are characteristic of untreated type I diabetes.
The researchers tracked, until age 8 months, 173 newborns in Finland who had a close relative with type I diabetes.
By keeping blood sugar concentrations as close to normal as possible, people with Type 1 diabetes can prevent or slow the file-threatening complications of this disease, according to a new study An independent review panel halted the research after nine years -one year short of its planned length- because preliminary analysis of the data revealed such substantial benefits for people with Type I diabetes that continuing the study seemed unnecessary.
Type I diabetes, the most serious form of the disease, results from an abnormality in a class of immune-system proteins, a new study involving human diabetics indicates.
Scientists have developed a genetic test to predict a person's risk of developing Type I diabetes, the disorder's most serious form.