Type 1 Diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes)

About- Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes, Diabetes mellitus type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone which allows sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy.
 
Symptoms-
 Increased thirst & hunger
 Frequent and excessive urination
 Bed-wetting in children
 Unintended weight loss
 Mood swing
 Fatigue and weakness
 Blurred vision
 Rapid breathing
 Dry skin and mouth
 Nausea and vomiting
 Abdominal pain
 
Causes-
The exact cause of 
Type 1 diabetes is unknown. It occurs when the body's immune system which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses mistakenly destroy the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The possible causes include:
 Genetics
 
 Exposure to viruses and other environmental factors

Specialists to visit
 Endocrinologist
 
 Nutritionist
 
 Paediatrician

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
http://www.diabetes.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.webmd.com

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