Some people get diabetes when they are really young. When children and young people have diabetes it is knows as Type 1 diabetes.
It is an autoimmune disease which means our immune system attacks pancreas, destroying all the cells that make insulin. Insulin acts as a key for glucose to move from the blood stream into the body cells.
Insulin deficiency in the body causes the glucose in the blood to be locked out of the body cells and get accumulated in the blood stream.
That is why the blood glucose levels become elevated and cause type 1 diabetes. When our cells cannot make any insulin, the sugar levels in our body go up and we get diabetes.
This is not because they are overweight or don’t do much exercise. There is nothing to prevent it. It’s not their fault or their parent’s fault.
Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms :
Diabetes symptoms is very common and easily identifiable you just need to watch below symptoms in your child and if you found more than 3 to 4 matching symptoms reach your doctor and take expert advise.
- Increased thirst and constant feeling of dryness in the throat
- Increased frequency of urination
- Increased hunger
- Unexplained weight Loss
- General lack of energy
- Wetting of bed during sleep
- Blurring of vision
- Itchiness around the penis or vagina
- Unexpected cramping
- Skin infections
Type 1 diabetes occurs when our immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas.
Scientist and researchers think type 1 diabetes is caused by genes and environmental factors. Some of the factors that trigger Type 1 diabetes are listed below.
Causes of type 1 diabetes are’s:
- Viral infections
- Low levels of vitamin D
- Cow’s milk
- Increased insulin demand
Type 1 Diabetes Treatment & Management:
Type 1 diabetes is a condition where you should take medicine or Insulin prescribed by Diabetologists . Apart from this type 1 and type 2 diabetes can also treated by adopting healthy life style.
Type 1 diabetes can be managed with:
- Using insulin as per doctor’s advise
- Monitoring blood glucose levels regularly
- Following a healthy diet and eating plan
- Exercising regularly
Hope You have understand what is Type One Diabetes and it’s risk factor, symptoms & treatment .In upcoming articles we will give you more detail view about Pre-diabetes ,type 1 & type 2 diabetes and guide to cure it.