Six Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms You Need to Know


Type 1 diabetes[1] is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells[2] in the pancreas. As a result, the pancreas produces little or no insulin[3]. Type 1 diabetes is also characterized by the presence of certain autoantibodies against insulin or other components of the insulin-producing system such as glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), tyrosine phosphatase and/or islet cells.

At this time, there’s no cure for Type 1 diabetes. Treatment consists of infusing insulin with a syringe, insulin pen or insulin pump.

Learn about six common Type 1 diabetes symptoms below.

Frequent urination

Frequent urination
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Kidneys absorb extra glucose, or sugar, from the blood. When blood glucose levels are very high, the kidneys are overwhelmed and produce extra urine.

Endnotes:
  1. Type 1 diabetes: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/diabetes-resources/definitions/type-1-diabetes/
  2. beta cells: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/diabetes-resources/definitions/beta-cells/
  3. insulin: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/diabetes-resources/definitions/insulin/

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