Diabetes type 1 is sometimes called insulin-dependent diabetes as well. It is a disease which, without a proper treatment can lead to death, but thanks to drugs and a proper diet you can control health condition and prevent dramatic events.
Disease symptoms often occur early, between 10 and 14 years of age. The cause of diabetes type 1 is almost complete destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells, which are responsible for autoantibodies. Autoantibodies are produced by the organism itself.
Symptoms often appear suddenly. Anxiety should arouse mainly excessive thirst (forcing drinking of a few to several liters of fluid a day), frequent urination and weight loss. Patients also complain to weakness and lethargy, despite a proper lifestyle.
If you notice these type of symptoms, then carry out an appropriate testing and, if necessary, start treatment of diabetes type 1. The main goal is to maintain blood glucose at recommended values. This is possible primarily thanks to the insulin, but the very important role plays a correct diet.
Patients who have just discovered diabetes type 1, often require hospitalization in the initial phase of treatment. Then insulin is aplicated by a continuous infusion.
Unfortunately, diabetes type 1 is an incurable disease. The treatment focuses therefore on the control a condition of the patient and to prevent deterioration of health, not to eliminate the disease itself.