Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition (or sometimes unknown cause) where the pancreas no longer secretes enough insulin to control blood sugars.
While it is known to occur in children, it can actually occur at any age / stage of life.
It is usually detected through symptoms that include weight loss, thirst, excessive urination, abdominal pain, fatigue, infections, and then by blood tests checking sugar levels, antibodies, and insulin levels in the blood.
Treatment for type 1 diabetes is injected insulin.
Diet should also be controlled (low carb makes management easier), along with physical activities.
This is a very short answer to a very complicated condition.
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1. About one third of all people with diabetes do not know they have the disease.
2. Type 2 diabetes often does not have any symptoms.
3. Only about five percent of all people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.
4. If you are at risk, type 2 [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_mellitus]diabetes[/url] can be prevented with moderate weight loss (10–15 pounds) and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity (such as brisk walking) each day.
5. A meal plan for a person with diabetes isn’t very different than that which is recommended for people without diabetes.
6. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults.
7. People with diabetes are twice as likely to develop heart disease than someone without diabetes.
8. Good control of diabetes significantly reduces the risk of developing complications and prevents complications from getting worse.
9. Bariatric surgery can reduce the symptoms of diabetes in obese people.
10. Diabetes costs $174 billion annually, including $116 billion in direct medical expenses.