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Type 1 Diabetes

Print Overview 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. Different factors, including genetics and some viruses, may contribute to type 1 diabetes. Although type 1 diabetes usually appears during childhood or adolescence, it can develop in adults. Despite active research, type 1 diabetes has no cure. Treatment focuses on managing blood sugar levels with insulin, diet and lifestyle to prevent complications. Symptoms Type 1 diabetes signs and symptoms can appear relatively suddenly and may include: Increased thirst Frequent urination Bed-wetting in children who previously didn't wet the bed during the night Extreme hunger Unintended weight loss Irritability and other mood changes Fatigue and weakness Blurred vision When to see a doctor Consult your doctor if you notice any of the above signs and symptoms in you or your child. Causes The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. Usually, the body's own immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses — mistakenly d Continue reading >>

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  1. Debbie

    Keeping insulin cool on a long flight

    My husband and I will be flying to Ireland soon. What works well in keeping insulin cool on the long flight and also passes TSA guidelines?

  2. JB

    I found this article on a google search:
    None of the articles mention a cool pack.
    You probably contact the airline or TSA far in advance.

  3. Michael Schneider

    The flight attendants will store the insulin in one of the planes' refrigerators. You shouldn't have a problem with the TSA as you are allowed to carry-on prescription medication.

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