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Type I Diabetes

Type I Diabetes

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Type I Diabetes

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  1. Type I Diabetes • Juvenile diabetes – develops early in life • Beta cells in pancreas do not produce insulin • Genetic predisposition – virus may trigger an autoimmune response: immune system attacks itself attacks and destroys cells of the pancreas • Treatment: insulin therapy; diet management

  2. Type II Diabetes • Insulin resistant • Hyperglycemia – excessive glucose in the body • Family influenced (genetic tendency) • Associated with obesity – seen in overweight children • Generally seen after 40 • Treatment: medication, diet management

  3. Diabetes Myths and Symptoms Myths: • Most people who have diabetes need to take insulin • Diabetes is a result of eating an excessive amount of simple carbohydrates Symptoms: • Frequent urination (Glycosuria) • Thirsty/dry mouth • Weight loss • Blurred vision