What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

In this article, I will document my learning on Type 1 diabetes.

What is Type 1 diabetes?

According to Mayo Clinic website:

Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy.

What are the causes of type 1 diabetes?

Again, according to Mayo Clinic:

The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown.

Usually, the body’s own immune system – which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses – mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing (islet, or islets of Langerhans) cells in the pancreas.

Other possible causes include:

  • Genetics
  • Exposure to viruses and other environmental factor

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