Can Type 1 Diabetes Be Prevented

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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent diabetes, juvenile) is a condition in which the body stops making insulin. This causes the person's blood sugar to increase. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas is attacked by the immune system and then it cannot produce insulin. In type 2 diabetes the pancreas can produce insulin, but the body can't use it. Causes of type 1 diabetes are auto-immune destruction of the pancreatic beta cells. This can be caused by viruses and infections as well as other risk factors. In many cases, the cause is not known. Scientists are looking for cures for type 1 diabetes such as replacing the pancreas or some of its cells. Risk factors for type 1 diabetes are family history, introducing certain foods too soon (fruit) or too late (oats/rice) to babies, and exposure to toxins. Symptoms of type 1 diabetes are skin infections, bladder or vaginal infections, and Sometimes, there are no significant symptoms. Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed by blood tests. The level of blood sugar is measured, and then levels of insulin and antibodies can be measured to confirm type 1 vs. type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is treated with insu Continue reading >>

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  1. furball64801

    Originally Posted by jwags
    With a lot of diabetics losing just 10 pounds helps and may prevent having to use meds. When you are thin weight loss does not help. I don't even think doctors understand the difficulty. Many doctors really believe diabetics cause their disease. We definitely did not cause our disease. All the preventative tips you see in the media don't apply to us. Actually I find exercise increases my bgs, not lowering them. Yes this was on tv today, well I lost 20% and it did nothing for me. Now will it help some who knows for anyone in my family it did nothing.

  2. ronjaws

    Originally Posted by PeterPumper
    To the OP, and all future members:
    Welcome, Glad you found us.
    DD is a wonderful support site full of great people and tons of useful, real-world information.
    In order to take full advantage, you may want to refrain from insulting the vast majority of members in your opening post. I concur.
    Sent from my XT1575 using Diabetes Daily mobile app

  3. furball64801

    Back in the 50s there was no type 1 or type 2 you were just diabetic. There was no nothing your lazy you eat to much it was your just diabetic. There was no blame as most were thin and active in the 1950s go look at the tv shows recorded then and I mean the people in the audience the Marx audiences on his tv shows all of them I lived this I saw it in real life it was real people most were thin and active. My uncle was a Marine and he got diabetes too I saw the man do 100 one arm push ups daily at the work site, oh yeah he was a carpenter and mason I saw what he did in a day and yeah the man was and still is strong.

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