Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong disease that occurs when the pancreas stops producing insulin because of an immune attack and destruction of cells within the pancreas that produce insulin. Previously known as juvenile diabetes. Type 1 patients are insulin dependent and have to inject or use an insulin pump to manage their condition.
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Covers the background, pathophysiology, frequency, mortality/morbidity, causes, treatment, and medication. By eMedicine.
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Covers the background, pathophysiology, frequency, causes, medication, and treatment of this condition.
Etiology of Type 1 Diabetes
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Type 1 Diabetes: Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatments
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BBC News: Transplant Cures Man of Diabetes
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