Diabetes mellitus type 1 is a form of diabetes mellitus. Type 1 diabetes (formerly known as "childhood" or "juvenile" diabetes or "insulin dependent" diabetes) is most commonly diagnosed in children and adolescents. The adult incidence of Type 1 is the same as for children [1], leading to the name change from juvenile diabetes. Many adults diagnosed with Type 1 are misdiagnosed as Type 2 diabetics, leading to the misconception of Type 1 as a disease of children. The most important forms of ...
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Gastroparesis and Diabetes
... Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. It often occurs in people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Gastrop...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
... On this page: What are diabetes problems? What should I do each day to stay healthy with diabetes? How can diabetes hurt my teeth and gums? How do I know if I have damage to my teeth and gums? How can...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Financial Help for Diabetes Care
... Diabetes treatment is expensive. According to the American Diabetes Association, people who have this disease spend an average of $13,243 a year on health care expenses. Many people who have diabetes ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)
... The DCCT is a clinical study conducted from 1983 to 1993 by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The study showed that keeping blood glucose levels as close to...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes Dictionary
... This dictionary defines words that are often used when people talk or write about diabetes. It is designed for people who have diabetes and for their families and friends. The words are listed in alph...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes Overview
... Almost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. An estimated 18.2 million people in the United States--6.3 percent of the population--have diabetes, a serious, lifelong condition. Of those, 13 million...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2
... Introduction Your doctor says you have diabetes. This guide will help you learn how to take care of your diabetes and how to prevent some of the serious problems that diabetes can cause. We wrote this...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diagnosis of Diabetes
... Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems converting food to energy. After a meal, food is broken down into a sugar called glucose, which...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Depression and Diabetes
... Symptoms of Depression Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activitie...
Source: National Institute of Mental Health

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Heart and Blood Vessels Healthy
... On this page: What are diabetes problems? What should I do each day to stay healthy with diabetes? What do my heart and blood vessels do? What can I do to prevent heart disease and stroke? How do my b...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Alternative Devices for Taking Insulin
... Many people who take insulin to manage their diabetes inject the insulin with a needle and syringe that delivers insulin just under the skin. Several other devices for taking insulin are available, an...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Medicines for People With Diabetes
... Instructions This resource is designed to be used with forms that you can print out and personalize to meet your individual needs. If you do not have a printer, you can contact the National Diabetes I...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Diabetes Under Control
... On this page: What are diabetes problems? Will I have diabetes problems? What should my blood glucose numbers be? How can I find out what my average blood glucose is? What should my blood pressure be?...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Centers Report Islet Transplant Results in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
... Researchers from 12 medical centers in the United States and Canada, who have performed islet transplants in 86 patients with type 1 diabetes, published their results today in the first annual report ...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Oral Insulin Does Not Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
... Insulin taken orally does not delay or prevent type 1 diabetes in people at moderate risk (25 to 50 percent likelihood) of developing type 1 diabetes in 5 years, researchers reported today at the annu...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Tight Glucose Control in Diabetes Lowers Risk of Atherosclerosis
... Strict glucose control in type 1 diabetes reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, a benefit that persists for years, according to a study published in the June 5, 2003 issue of the New England Journal of...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Genes and Disease: Diabetes, type 1
... Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that adversely affects the body's ability to manufacture and use insulin, a hormone necessary for the conversion of food into energy. The disease greatly i...
Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information

Diabetes Prevention Program
... The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was a major clinical trial, or research study, aimed at discovering whether either diet and exercise or the oral diabetes drug metformin (Glucophage) could preven...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies for Diabetes
... The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, defines complementary and alternative medicine as a "group of diverse medical and health care...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

   

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